ODM issues new statement on NASA flagbearer

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has issued a controversial statement on NASA presidential candidate.

ODM leader Raila Odinga

Speaking on Tuesday, ODM Secretary general Agnes Zani stated that Musalia Mudavadi’s team was wrong to dismiss the report despite it being accurate.

Zani noted that NASA’s National Coordinating Committee had been mandated to come up with the report which they did after 60 days of negotiations and it was appropriate for the principals to consider it.

"Clarification has to be made, that the report was valid and existent.

"That report leaked out in the form that the media presented. A few aspects figures were not those of the committee but the line-up presented had been agreed on in the committee," she affirmed.

According to the report, Kalonzo Musyoka was to be Odinga’s running mate, Musalia Mudavadi would become the Prime Minister while Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula, would be given the influential position of Speaker of the National Assembly.

However, immediately the report leaked to the media, Kalonzo and Mudavadi’s team dismissed the report stating that it was only the principals who were allowed to name the presidential candidate.

The Wiper Party had announced that it would walk out of NASA if Kalonzo was not picked the presidential candidate.

National Assembly Minority Leader Francis Nyenze had declared that ODM must adhere to the 2013 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) where Odinga was to back Kalonzo in 2017.

“If it is not Kalonzo, that will be the end of NASA… It could change into something like Nyanza Super Alliance, because we will pull out," Nyenze warned prior to the decision.


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