Mudavadi’s supporters demanded that he be named flag bearer/UPESINEWS
BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,10TH APRIL 2017-A section of Musalia Mudavadi’s supporters now says the NASA coalition have no other way rather than to name their own Mudavadi as the flag bearer for the August 8th Elections or they will walk out.
The supporters who were drawn from the Bungoma, Kakamega and Trans Nzoia Amani National Congress (ANC) branches, aboard boda boda’s, held demonstrations on the streest of Kakamega town on Monday carrying placards that for instance read “Chief Minister ni wewe” in response to revelations that a report commissioned by the NASA principals did not recommend Mudavadi’s selection as their presidential flag bearer.
While another demonstrator put it this way: “You cannot come to somebody’s house (NASA) and enter the bedroom. CORD should produce one candidate and as the owners of the house, our person is Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi.”
Only a few weeks ago, Wiper Democratic Movement member and Leader of the Minority in the National Assembly Francis Nyenze also issued an ultimatum of his own to the effect that if his party leader Kalonzo Musyoka was not named presidential flag-bearer, the Kamba community would abandon the NASA ship.
“We are saying we are getting tired since time is running out and it looks like it is a scheme to wait until the last minute to lock out any other presidential candidate. Honourable Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka has suffered a lot of humiliation under some party in the Opposition,” the legislator said.
“He has been called a watermelon, but like Jesus before Pontius Pilate he has kept quiet, he has taken the trash but now he cannot take it any longer. The Kambas have reached an edge whereby if it is not Kalonzo we will go it alone.”
This came even as the National Super Alliance co-principals retreated to deliberate on who among the them will be the presidential candidate in the August General Election