ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi has dismissed allegations the National Super Alliance (NASA) principals are in the process of reviving the once most powerful alliance.
This is after a local newspaper recently reported that Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper) and Moses Wetang’ula (Ford Kenya) participated in talks to resuscitate the coalition.
Taking to his Twitter page on Friday, June 15, Mudavadi accused the publication of simply distorting facts of their meeting resolutions.
“No such conversation. Distortion of issues,” Mudavadi said with a picture of the newspaper which carried the report.
Mudavadi, who has made it clear he will run for the presidency in the next General Election, has stated that he will not support the ODM leader in his bid to succeed retiring president Uhuru Kenyatta.
It is understood that the coalition technically ceased to exist in 2018 when the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga shook hands with Uhuru Kenyatta.
The move has since been seen as a betrayal with other National Super Alliance principals accusing Raila Odinga of using the coalition for his own personal gains.
The move further exacerbated matters in the already divided coalition prompting President Uhuru to intervene urging NASA principals to reconcile and work together ahead of the 2022 General Election.
However, Uhuru’s call seems to have landed on a deaf ear after Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka and his ANC counterpart Musalia Mudavadi maintained that they will not work with ‘untrustful’ Raila again.
“I want Kenyans to know that there is lack of trust in the NASA coalition that cannot be rectified. We want to move on. We formed NASA but truth be told, there is no 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 posed.
It is clear that Kalonzo is against working with Raila after he recently said that he has supported Raila twice and that this is the best time Raila returns the favors.
Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula on his part is yet to propose NASA’s way forward although depending on the circumstances, he may still be considering a safer option.