Feb, 22nd 2021 – Wiper Democratic Movement Party leader, Kalonzo Musyoka and his counterpart Musalia Mudavadi have hit back at ODM Leader Raila Odinga over claims that they are waiting for his validation, to vie for the presidency in next year’s General Election.
In a statement issued separately, the two said that Odinga was not sincere because they had supported him in previous elections.
Mudavadi said, “The statement by Raila Odinga that he’ll not endorse any of his NASA colleagues because they failed to show up at his illegal swearing-in is unfortunate and reeks of indefensible deceit.”
He added, “Raila is free to endorse whosoever he wishes including the possibility of excluding himself. But he has no right to deny others their right to demand a political debt owed from him.”
ODM on its part, has dismissed an alleged 2022 pact between its party leader and Kalonzo, and stressed on the party’s stance, that the Wiper Party leader alongside Mudavadi and Wetangula, led to NASA’s collapse after they skipped the swearing-in ceremony of the coalition’s presidential candidate after losing to President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Speaking at a separate event in Machakos County, Kalonzo said he is only seeking the approval of God adding that he does not believe in any of the political debts.
“I only seek the endorsement of our heavenly father, who is the same today and forever,” he said.
Kalonzo adds that he advised Raila to forgo the swearing-in and talk it out with Uhuru. He said, “I did what I did to make this country better, it did not happen. Goodness be I am a Senior Counsel and that is the highest rank that an advocate aspires.”
He added, “How would I have participated in an illegal, unconstitutional oath, how? I would have disqualified myself because lawyers swear to uphold constitutionality.”
This is the first time the duo has spoken about the events that lead to the swearing-in.