Raila angers Kalonzo and Mudavadi in crucial meeting
There was drama at the coastal retreat after ODM leader Raila Odinga angered Kalonzo Musyoka and Musalia Mudavadi before Moses Wetangula stormed out of the meeting.
Trouble began when Odinga arrived at the crucial meeting with his campaign team from Capitol Hill which was against the rule.According to the principals, each one of them was only supposed to attend them meeting with one personal aide.The Wiper party leader arrived with his campaign manager Rodney Okoth, Mudavadi brought his aide Kabatesi Kibisu and Wetang’ula was alone.On the other hand, Odinga arrived with six advisers compelling Wetangula to protest the move questioning why he failed to adhere to the rules.Kalonzo and Mudavadi joined him and opposed the former prime minister as well as NASA’s National Coordinating Committee criteria on picking Odinga as the coalition flagbearer."The opposition chief arrived with Suna East MP Junet Mohamed and his NASA technical representative Abubakar Zein. It violated rules, requiring only eight people attend and it annoyed other principals,” a Capitol Hill source was quoted by the star.An angry Wetangula stormed out of the meeting after the disagreement. According to sources close to Wetangula, the senator stayed in Coast and skipped other meetings with his colleagues.
The meeting ended in disarray without the principals agreeing on who would be the flagbearer.It’s also said that Kalonzo declined to be Odinga's running mate while the latter also rejected suggestions of deputizing him if he was not the NASA presidential candidate. Kalonzo, Wetangula and Mudavadi are said to have held a private meeting to deliberate on the way forward after talks with Odinga collapsed.
Read Also: NASA FINALLY PICKS FLAGBEARERThe three believe the committee favored Odinga in selecting him to be the NASA flagbearer.Sources close to the former premier have indicated that he could be looking for other options after the latest development.
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