Uhuru victory over NASA depends on Kalonzo – Mudavadi
ANC Party Leader Musalia Mudavadi has warned opposition leaders in the National Super Alliance that President Uhuru Kenyatta will defeat them in August 8th polls if they walk out of the coalition.
Reacting to threats by Wiper Party members that they’ll ditch NASA if Kalonzo Musyoka is not named the coalition’s flag bearer, Mudavadi said all the NASA principals should remain united to ensure victory for the opposition.
Speaking at the Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi during a meeting with members of the clergy, Mudavadi called on all four NASA principals to sacrifice their individual ambitions and support whoever will be picked to be the coalition’s presidential flag bearer.
Kakamega Senator Bonny Khalwale and his Vihiga counterpart George Kahniri who were present dismissed the seven-day ultimatum issued by Kitui West MP Francis Nyenze for NASA to pick Kalonzo as the coalition’s presidential candidate.
On Wednesday, the Wiper Party gave the National Super Alliance a seven-day ultimatum to name its party leader, Kalonzo Musyoka, as the presidential flag-bearer failure to which they will abandon the united opposition outfit.
Speaking after Wiper National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Nairobi, National Assembly Minority Leader Francis Nyenze said Kalonzo will not accept to be running mate or any other position in NASA ahead of the August 8 election.
Nyenze, who represents Wiper in NASA coordinating committee, now wants the opposition coalition to honour the 2013 Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) MOU signed between Kalonzo and ODM leader, Raila Odinga, failure to which Kalonzo will run for president alone through his party.
Nyenze, a key ally of Kalonzo, said NASA risks turning into a ‘Nyanza Super Alliance’ should Wiper bolt.
“If the National Coordinating Committee is not called this week, after next week we will not be available to attend their meetings. We must meet at a central place not at somebody’s office,” said the Kitui West Member of Parliament.
“If it is not Kalonzo, then that will be the end of NASA. It could change to something like Nyanza Super Alliance, because we will pull out,” he said at a press conference at Parliament buildings.
Nyenze accused some members of the 12-member National Coordinating Committee-the organ mandated to pick the NASA presidential flag bearer of stalling talks by deliberately postponing meetings.
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