Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka has dismissed claims that he intends to abandon NASA if he is not picked as the coalition’s flag-bearer.
Kalonzo said the statement by National Assembly minority leader should be taken as a personal statement and in no way reflect Kalonzo’s stand or that of Wiper party. "Anybody talking of bolting or leaving the party, look at them. They are saboteurs, distractors and negative forces," said Kalonzo.
Kalonzo also dismissed as false claims that he has been bribed to weaken NASA saying he is a man of high integrity, while also calling on patience as the coalition works to pick a flag-bearer to challenge President Kenyatta in the August 8th general election.
Nyenze had issued NASA with a seven-day ultimatum to pick Kalonzo as the flag-bearer, failure to which the former Vice President would go it alone as a Wiper presidential candidate. "The Kambas have reached an edge and if it is not Kalonzo, Wiper will go it alone. We'll not play second fiddle to anybody," Nyenze said earlier this week.
NASA (National Supper Alliance) is expected to pick a flag-bearer in the coming weeks from among its four principals; Raila Odinga (ODM), Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), Moses Wetangula (Ford-Kenya), and Musalia Mudavadi (ANC)