Leaders allied to ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi have given ODM party leader Raila Odinga and his Wiper party counterpart Kalonzo Musyoka tough conditions for reviving the National Super Alliance ahead of the 2022 General Election.
The leaders led by Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala said the only way to bring NASA back to life is by ensuring that ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi is made the coalition’s flag bearer.
“If things are to work out, then we have only one condition. Nasa will be viable if we let Musalia Mudavadi be the flag bearer,” Malala said at Likoni PAG church on Sunday, June 13.
The allies including former Speaker Kenneth Marende and Hassa Dukicha said NASA -which brought together ODM’s Raila Odinga, Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), and Moses Wetangula’s Ford Kenya- collapsed over mistrust amongst principals.
They said this after Mudavadi, who has expressed his ambitions to succeed retiring president Uhuru Kenyatta in August 2022 ruled out possibilities of him working with former NASA principals again.
Mudavadi accused Raila Odinga of not being trustworthy adding that he can not work with him again.
“I want you to know that there is a lack of trust in the NASA coalition that cannot be rectified. We formed NASA but truth be told, there is n trust, so if you want to take us back there and you cannot agree that there are lies how do you want us to trust you when you say you want a coalition?” Mudavadi wondered.
Raila while responding to Ngilu’s call welcomed the move saying he has never broken ranks with Kalonzo Musyoka and would team up to defeat people they described as ‘Hyenas in sheep’s clothing.’