The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has said that they will not renew the National Super Alliance (NASA) agreement.
ODM party secretary general Edwin Sifuna, while giving reasons why the agreement will not be renewed, said lack of trust among the principles is partly to blame.
While appearing on Citizen TV on Tuesday morning, Sifuna said the agreement between NASA and ODM, prohibits the orange party from fielding a presidential candidate in case the agreement is renewed by the end of the current parliament.
“The agreement between NASA and ODM states that in the event NASA coalition is renewed, ODM will not field a candidate. I can guarantee you there will be no opportunity at all for us to renew it because there is a deficit of trust in NASA,” Sifuna said.
Sifuna’s sentiments come after Wiper Democratic Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka said he will not support ODM leader Raila Odinga for the third time.
Amani National Congress (ANC) party lader Musalia Mudavadi also accused Odinga of not honoring the political commitments of the defunct NASA coalition.
Musalia was responding to a statement Raila made at the burial of former MP Kalembe Ndile where the ODM leader hinted of a possible revival of the outfit used to challenge Jubilee Party in the 2017 general election.
“There is a serious deficit of trust in the NASA arrangement, in fact, I find it even irredeemable,” Musalia said.
The ANC brigade was on a tour of Mombasa where key Musalia lieutenants dismissed any possibilities of a political reunion with former NASA principals.
According to Musalia, Raila did not honor the commitments of the coalition in sharing political parties’ funds.
“We are no longer interested in a a marriage that is abusive. In a coalition that is abusive. Hiyo ndoa ya NASA imekwisha ladha. We want to find new partners,” Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala said.
Musalia further said that the agreement which brought the coalition together in 2017 expired and any motive to revive the coalition will only serve Raila’s political interests.