Kalonzo dismisses claims of ditching NASA

By Rose Welimo/KNA

Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka has refuted claims that he is ditching the National Super Alliance – NASA to go it alone in the August elections hitting out at a section of politicians who have branded him a Jubilee mole out to derail the opposition.

Kalonzo denied the claims carried in a section of the local dailies which reported that he may be contemplating, a move which could jeopardize the opposition’s chances of removing President Uhuru Kenyatta from power.

Addressing the press in Kisii before embarking on his three day tour of the region, Kalonzo stressed that he is in National Super Alliance (NASA) to stay and at no point has Wiper Party thought of pulling out of the new political outfit.

“Wiper is in NASA to stay and as an affiliate party has an equal right just like the other affiliate parties. There is no point in time we have thought of pulling out. I will be running for presidency on a NASA coalition ticket,” he stressed.

However, he called for calm as the team picked to identify the best candidate for NASA does its work, saying that he is ready to support any other candidate whom the team feels can carry the  day.

Kalonzo stressed that the main agenda of NASA is to send Jubilee packing in the August election and give Kenyans better leadership, as he called for unity among the affiliate parties.

He clarified that Wiper has its internal mechanisms through which decisions can be made and at no time has the issue of pulling out from NASA been discussed.

“Wiper is not a Party for one tribe or individual. It is a national party and Kalonzo is a national leader. Decisions on the direction the Party takes are discussed at the National Governing Council and I am sure the issue of going it alone in the August election has never been discussed,” he added.

Kalonzo added that the Party hierarchy will hold free and transparent primaries dispelling rumors that there are preferred candidates.

Borabu Member of Parliament said that they are traversing the two counties and party has strongly gained, come next election the party will produce more elected leaders.




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