Mudavadi: NASA not aware of Wetangula exit


Mudavadi: NASA not aware of Wetangula exit
NASA co-principals Musalia Mudavadi and Ford-Kenya leader Moses Wetangula. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • This comes after Wetangula officially announced the party’s exit from NASA on Monday after a meeting with the party’s membership in Mtwapa, Kilifi County.
  • Mudavadi, who spoke in Kakamega County, revealed that the coalition leaders will hold a high level meeting to try and mitigate the threats to leave the outfit.
  • Speaking to the press on Monday, Wetangula cited betrayal of the coalition by Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga as reason for the exit.

Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi has said the National Super Alliance (NASA) is yet to receive any formal communication from Moses Wetangula on Ford-Kenya’s decision to withdraw from the coalition.

This comes after Wetangula officially announced the party’s exit from NASA on Monday after a meeting with the party’s membership in Mtwapa, Kilifi County.

Mudavadi, who spoke in Kakamega County, revealed that the coalition leaders will hold a high level meeting to try and mitigate the threats to leave the outfit.

“To leave NASA, all parties must write official letters indicating their exit. Presently, I am not aware of any party that has written to the Registrar of Political Parties saying they have left NASA,” said Mudavadi.

“We have challenges, but we will discuss them in-house so as to present a strong opposition.”

Speaking to the press on Monday, Wetangula cited betrayal of the coalition by Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga as reason for the exit.

“In my view, NASA is now a moribund organization. NASA is history. We were in NASA as FORD-Kenya in a coalition of the willing, we suffered a massive betrayal by our presidential candidate and as a party we are now focused on how to strengthen our grassroots support and to strengthen our national appeal,” said the Bungoma Senator, who was a NASA co-principal.

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party, however, hit back at Wetangula, labelling him a “coward” for claiming that NASA was dead.

In a rebuttal via Twitter on Wednesday, Wetangula shot back at ODM leader Raila Odinga, accusing him of tribalism and using his party members to attack him.

“Instead of responding to issues of appointments from his tribe, the ODM leader is using upstart surrogates to hurl abuses at Wetangula. Very unhelpful,” read the Senator’s tweet.

He further claimed that ODM Party had abandoned its opposition role following the unity deal between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Mr. Odinga.

“Having abandoned its opposition role, ODM turns its guns on its partners, Despicable! Shame! Let the inanity reign like the tower of Babel,” read another tweet by Wetangula.

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