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ODM party formally exits NASA

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party Secretary General Edwin Sifuna has announced that the Orange party resolved to exit the National Super Alliance (NASA) Coalition.

In his statement, Sifuna revealed that the party arrived at the decision in a meeting that was held on Thursday, July 29, 2021.

“We intend to embark on a programme to build new partnerships and extend the ongoing talks with our potential partners to the grassroots,” reads the statement in part.

The ODM Secretary General also dismissed reports that party had released funds to the other NASA coalition partners.

“The party is therefore dismayed by statements attributed to our former partners that the offer was somehow a vindication of their long running grievance and that the same was made in a desperate attempt to keep them in the Coalition. Nothing could be further from truth,” Sifuna stated.

Sifuna further stated that the party will be focusing on building new partnerships.

“To this end regional meetings and engagements have been planned with like-minded parties,” he added.

This comes barely a day after the ODM party leader Raila Odinga announced that they will share the political party funds with his NASA coalition party leaders.

According to the NASA coalition agreement, NASA would cease to exist if at least three constituent parties formally exit the coalition.

NASA coalition has been faced challenges of alleged mistrust and competing interests among its members including; Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), Raila Odinga (ODM), Musalia Mudavadi (ANC) and Moses Wetangula (Ford Kenya).

 

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    Written by Kennedy Omondi

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