Azimio-OKA coalition negotiations was thrown in dissary after Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka released 2017 pact with ODM leader Raila Odinga citing the previous pact as an irreducible minimum for progressive talks; says document still binding.
Hardliners in both parties pledged not to give up the position of flagbearer yesterday.
Another point of contention is the coalition’s renaming, which has heightened tensions since Musyoka’s arrival delayed a plan to formally crown Odinga as the alliance’s presidential candidate over the weekend.
As the mistrust between the former allies grow, Musyoka during a press briefing today, has spat venom, disclosing a list of agreements that were the backbone and guiding principles of the formation of the NASA coalition during the 2017 general election.
The absence of the Narc-Kenya leader Martha Karua at the Jubilee and ODM NDC on Saturday has raised eyebrows on her stand in the recent developments pitting Azimio La Umoja and her One Kenya Alliance.
Kitui Senator Enoch Wambua claimed OKA is not joining Azimio that but just opened doors for negotiations with them.
Wambua’s sentiments came a day after the Jubilee party threw its weight behind Azimio la Umoja, hinting at supporting Odinga.
“The main reason I am here is to put the record straight. OKA is not joining Azimio la Umoja. My party leader Kalonzo said OKA was opening doors for negotiations not joining Azimio,” he said.
OKA principals proposed the formation of a new political outfit to be known as the Azimio One Kenya Alliance.