April 23, 2018

NASA affiliate parties to take up mantle of being the Opposition – MPs

MPs from Western Kenya have said that the National Super Alliance (NASA) will remain the Opposition coalition even if ODM joins the Government.

Legislators from Wiper, ANC and Ford Kenya vowed on Saturday (17/3/18) to push for the agenda of the alliance even after ODM showed interest of working with the Jubilee regime.

They insisted that they support inclusive and constructive dialogue to foster national unity and cohesion.

Sabatia MP Alfred Agoi said they support the Uhuru-Raila pact but Raila Odinga should tell them the content of the truce.

“We need to know what the agreement entails. NASA has been championing for electoral reforms, strengthening devolution and have a proper governance structure. That can only be realised if we remain intact as the alliance.

“It is only ODM which has shown interests of pulling out of the alliance. We still have three parties intact and ready to serve as the Opposition,” said Agoi flanked by MPs – Ayub Savula (Lugari) and Ernest Kagesi (Vihiga).

He pointed out that the former Prime Minister signed the agreement as an individual and not as people’s president.

Lugari MP Savula condemned the move by ODM to remove Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula as the Senate Minority Leader.

Savula added that ODM jumping ship to join Jubilee, the three NASA affiliate parties would take up the mantle of being the Opposition.

“Not revealing what the peace agreement entails means he has abandoned NASA and the oath he took is unlawful.

“ODM should stop being greedy. They have joined the Government and should stop taking positions meant for the Opposition. We need a vibrant Opposition to offer checks and balances on the ruling regime,” said Savula.

Savula who is also ANC deputy party leader, said Wetang’ula’s ouster was uncalled for and should be strongly condemned.

“What happened with Wetang’ula is so unfortunate and we cannot allow it to go on. Our rights must be respected,” he said.

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