Ford-Kenya leader and NASA principal Moses Wetangula has indicated he will be defending his Bungoma senator seat in August under the Ford-Kenya ticket.
Bumgoma Ford-Kenya secretary Peter Wakhuleka on Sunday said Wetangula is the party’s candidate as he was unopposed in the primaries. The party reserved the seat for Wengula as he is irreplaceable, said Wakhuleka.
Wakhuleka added that should NASA assume power in the August 8th general elections, Wetnagula will relinquish his Senatorial seat to serve as Deputy Premier Cabinet Secretary in the NASA administration.
Wetangula will be one of two Deputy Premier Cabinet Secretaries should NASA win in August, the other being Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto of CCM party. This is after an agreement signed last week named Raila Odinga as NASA’s flag bearer and Kalonzo Musyoka as his Deputy. Musalia Mudavadi of ANC will get the position of Premier Cabinet Secretary.
The positions of Premier Cabinet Secretary and Deputy Premier Cabinet Secretary do not exist in the constitution, but NASA has said the constitution gives the president power to create new cabinet positions without a need to amend the constitution through a referendum.
Wetangula had launched his own presidential campaign under his Ford Kenya party prior to joining the NASA coalition.