Kalonzo-Musalia late meeting worries Raila
The duo are said to be pushing for what may prompt Raila to quit NASA.
The duo has now thrown its spanner and wants Raila’s party Secretary General Agnes Zani to make an apology publicly for remarks that seemingly indicated that Raila has been picked as the flag bearer.
Earlier, Zani claimed that Raila Amolo Odinga was allegedly picked as the presidential candidate who will be facing President Uhuru Kenyatta in the August polls.
Musyoka and Mudavadi now have maintained that they are yet to agree on the National Super Alliance (NASA) candidate.
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"Nothing is agreed until we agree. We are yet to agree. The statement by Senator Agnes Zani should be withdrawn," the angry Kalonzo said.
On Wednesday, Mudavadi drove to Kalonzo's Wiper headquarters in Lavington, Nairobi, for talks that lasted about 10 minutes.
A source at the party hinted at a possibility of two, together with the Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetangula, may have hatched a deal to demand an endorsement from Raila for the two to clinch the presidential seat in August.
The source revealed that Mudavadi and Kalonzo could have discussed ways to push Raila to step down from the race, indicating that a Mudavadi-Kalonzo or a Kalonzo-Mudavadi ticket to face President Uhuru Kenyatta is highly likely to be proposed.
Since the last election, Wetang'ula, who is the Senate Minority Leader, has been cosy with Kalonzo and now with the entry of Mudavadi, Raila seems to be the target.
"They want to push 'Tinga' to the wall to endorse one of them. Their argument is that they have supported Raila and he failed. It is time he reciprocated and supported one of them," said the source.
At the height of a protracted NASA presidential ticket battle, the duo are said to be raising their stake, with Kalonzo stating categorically that time was of the essence.
"That report leaked out in the form that the media presented. A few aspects and figures were not from the committee but the line-up presented had been agreed by the committee," Ms Zani had claimed on Tuesday.
On the other hand, Mudavadi's Amani National Congress party said ODM's confession left no doubt about where leaks of working documents have been coming from.
"ANC reiterates that its representatives are not aware of a formal report for the attention of and shared with the principals on the matter of flag bearer," read the ANC statement signed by Secretary General Godfrey Osotsi.
However, Mudavadi Wednesday said despite NASA leaders holding different opinions and the anxiety that has gripped their supporters, the Opposition would still hold together.
"We want NASA to hold and we shall hold. People have expressed different opinions but that will not cause us to break," he said.
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