December 17, 2017

Raila issues statement after Wiper’s threat to quit NASA

Opposition leader Raila Odinga has assured National Super Alliance (NASA) supporters that the coalition will remain together and that Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka is not leaving the alliance ahead of the August 8 elections.

Speaking at the Kisii Sports club during a meeting with Gusii leaders, the former Prime Minister banished fears that NASA would fall apart and assured supporters that Kalonzo was in the alliance to stay.

“Ignore rumours that Kalonzo has quit NASA. I have spoken to him and he has assured me that he is in NASA to stay. NASA is intact and that is a guarantee. We shall only field one candidate for August.

“Jubilee administration is scared of this movement and they are using all means to wreck us. Kindly relax and watch the space,” he stated on Thursday (30/03/17).

Raila’s remarks come just a day after the National Assembly Minority Leader, Francis Nyenze, indicated that Mr Kalonzo would not accept to be a running mate or any other position in NASA.

Nyenze, who represents Wiper in NASA coordinating committee, wanted the Opposition to honour the 2013 Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) MOU signed between Kalonzo and Raila, failure to which Kalonzo would run for president alone through his party.

“If the National Coordinating Committee (NCC) 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.

“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,” stated Mr Nyenze at a press conference at Parliament buildings.

The minority leader noted that some members of the NCC incharge of selecting the NASA flag bearer were deliberately postponing meetings.

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