Mudavadi reveals why co-principals are hesitant to quit NASA
Despite several public declarations by a section of opposition leaders that the National Super Alliance is dead, its constituent political parties are yet to officially cease membership.NASA comprised of five political parties namely ODM, ANC, Ford Kenya, Chama Cha Mashinani and Wiper which saw the leaders become co-principals.
SEE ALSO :Why Raila party won’t quit NASAOne of the benefits came from the Political Parties Fund cash which parties share. This, however, led to a vicious war. It was reported that other parties’ share is believed to be at the mercy of Opposition chief Raila Odinga, who decides how to share the windfall with his partners in the moribund coalition. This was after Registrar of Political Parties Anne Nderitu said coalition agreement did not contain any clause on the sharing of funds from the Exchequer as ODM was allocated Sh4.1 billion. Mudavadi also noted that each party is hesitant to make the first move to walk out of the political marriage because none wants to be perceived as a backstabber. “If they leave some of them are worried they will be seen as the ones who jumped ship,” he said.
SEE ALSO :Mudavadi censures Raila for betrayalThe ANC party leader did not entirely rule out the possibility of the coalition remaining intact ahead of the 2022 contests but hinted of a new coalition. “Politics is dynamic. If the issues are resolved we could still have NASA in 2022. Equally, we are now alive to the fact that there could be other coalition arrangements,” said Mudavadi. A section of politicians have declared the coalition dead but Mudavadi who founded NASA is adamant the coalition is still intact. “Nobody has quit NASA officially. It exists, it is a legal entity as a coalition,” he said. In July 2018, Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetang'ula said the coalition was dead.
SEE ALSO :Raila’s biggest gamble“NASA is a moribund organisation that cannot be salvaged. It is history. I have suffered the pain of betrayal by NASA presidential candidate,” he said. Afterwards, ODM politicians would openly confirm that NASA is actually dead. ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna accused the other parties in the coalition of joyriding. "When you are tall and your friend is short, they do not tell you to kneel so that you look at the same height. They ask you to carry them,” he said. Mudavadi, however, has challenged those who said NASA is dead to pull out of the coalition in writing.
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