Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Deputy party leader Hassan Joho has said that the only way the National Super Alliance (NASA) will defeat Jubilee at the general elections is by making Raila Odinga the flag bearer.

Speaking after launching county projects in Mombasa county the Governor stated that Odinga is the only leader with the capacity, know-how and experience to win the presidential elections. He also expressed his frustration with those people asking Odinga to step aside for one of his co-Principals. ‘People are saying that no Kalonzo no NASA. What they need to know is that if there was no Raila there would be no NASA,” he said. He also castigated those imagining that they can ride on someone else’s popularity. ‘You cannot wake up one day and ask me to give you my hard-earned popularity. Political capacity is not contagious.

‘Siwezi sumbuliwa hapa na serikali ya Uhuru miaka mitano alafu useme ati ni kuachie kiti 2017 kwa sababu umesoma. Tumia elimu yako ujitafutie kiti’ he stated, in a veiled reference to his main competitor for the Mombasa gubernatorial seat and Wiper Party General Secretary Hassan Omar.

This comes after National Assembly Minority Leader Francis Nyenze shook the alliance’s unity when he said Ukambani will only back the Opposition alliance if Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka is picked as its presidential flag bearer.

Remarks by the Kitui West MP that the party will pull out of NASA if Wiper leader Musyoka is denied the presidential ticket have kicked a cacophony of similar demands by ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi supporters who yesterday also declared ‘No Mudavadi No NASA’.