The opposition coalition NASA has called for a crisis meeting on Wednesday afternoon to try and save the marriage after one of the principals , Musalia Mudavadi, threatened to walk out.
Mudavadi is said to be smarting from the decision by the technical committee to have Kalonzo Musyoka as the NASA running mate. Apparently the ANC Party leader had been assured by ODM supremo Raila Odinga that he would be given the NASA running-mate position. It is in this guarantee that Mudavadi agreed for his NASA outfit to become the opposition coalition brand, rather than CORD.
It is also believed that Mudavadi was made to understand that Raila needed NASA because he could not go into the 2017 general election with CORD because of an MOU signed between him and Kalonzo that guaranteed Kalonzo the 2017 CORD ticket, whether Raila won in 2013 or not.
Mudavadi then agreed to work with Raila and give over NASA to Raila, because he would be used to replace Kalonzo who had completely refused to engage in an amendment to the said MOU to allow Raila run again in 2017.
The report that is making Mudavadi so upset proposes to make Raila the NASA flagbearer, and Kalonzo the running mate. Mudavadi would then have to wait for a change in the constitution post the elections, when he would be appointed to be Raila’s Chief Minister. Wetangula is to be the speaker of the national assembly.
There were protests from ANC supporters especially in western after this report was published. ANC supporters are now insisting that there is no other option apart from Mudavadi being given the NASA ticket, on a guise to ensure he gets his running-mate position back. Mudavadi on the other hand is threatening to walk out with NASA if he’s not given what he was promised by Raila.