Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi has dismissed plans by Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga and Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka of reviving the NASA coalition ahead of 2022 general elections.
The former Vice President was speaking during his two-day Coastal tour to popularize his party and his presidential bid for the forthcoming 2022 general election in which he claimed that NASA cannot be revived citing betrayal from his co-principals.
“That ex…is he ready to work with me? Don’t try and create a narrative which is being spun,” Mudavadi said.
His sentiment was reiterated by Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala.
“Hiyo ndoa ya NASA iliisha ladha..hatuna haja nayo, we want to find new partners. So hiyo plan ya kusema kwamba mtatushikanisha tena kwa ndoa ya NASA ni ndoto ya mchana, we’re focused on making Musalia the fifth president of Kenya,” Malala said.
Mudavadi blamed the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga for the fallout in NASA coalition over his alleged betrayal of his co-principals following their handshake with President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“They don’t want to accept that there is a serious deficiency of trust in NASA,” he stated.
The former Speaker of the National Assembly, Kenneth Marende who accompanied him in his Coastal tour promised to rally his support behind tMudavadi’s presidential bid.
“Musalia Mudavadi ako na maono…anaweza kuleta ile mabadiliko ambayo tunatamani sana,” Marende said.
This comes after Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga during the burial of former Kibwezi MP Kalembe Ndile on Friday indicated that he never broke ranks with his co-principals, and that it was likely they would work together again.
“Mimi na Kalonzo hatuwezi kosana,” he said. “Mimi na Kalonzo tutashikana tutoe hawa wezi, fisi waliovalia ngozi ya kondoo.”
The handshake between President Kenyatta and Raila, after the contested 2017 presidential election, set off a chain of events that changed the political landscape in the country, causing rifts in the ruling Jubilee Party and within the NASA alliance that sought to dislodge it from power.