Mombasa County Governor Ali Hassan Joho has claimed that Deputy President William Ruto has been negotiating with some of the National Super Alliance (NASA) principals for a possible coalition ahead of the 2022 General Elections.
Without mentioning any names, Joho, one of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party deputy leaders, purported DP William Ruto had been holding secret meetings with some NASA chiefs.
Speaking with a local publication, Joho stated that when some of the NASA leaders were busy forming the Kenya One Alliance coalition and when the Wiper Democratic party was making a cooperation pact with Jubilee, ODM members kept quiet and never threw stones at them.
“Currently we are even aware that some of them are negotiating with United Democratic Alliance (UDA) but as ODM we are not complaining,” he said.
The second-time County boss added that the party is not complaining as there is no need of taking the country backwards.
The Kenya One Alliance, which includes the Wiper party and former Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka, Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetang’ula, Amani National Congress (ANC) Musalia Mudavadi and KANU party chief Gideon Moi was unveiled on Thursday 25 March 2020, at the Serena Hotel in Nairobi.
Mudavadi, Wetang’ula and Kalonzo have since parted ways with NASA leader and ODM leader Raila Odinga and have publicly repeatedly maintained that they will not work with the former Prime Minister again or support him for the 2022 Presidency.
Kalonzo stressed out that it would be the most unwise move to support Raila for the third time, having lost the Presidential seat a record four times.
He added that it was not time for Raila Odinga to return the favour and support him as he eyes to replace President Uhuru Kenyatta once his second and final term comes to an end next year.
Musalia Mudavadi, on his part, said NASA has some level of dishonesty, and he was not going to part of its reported revival.
Raila’s ODM party has on its end, began preparing for the much-anticipated general elections as it confirmed that it was in talks with President Uhuru’s ruling party Jubilee for a possible coalition.
The party’s Secretary-General Raphael Tuju said that if the two parties came to an agreement regarding next year’s polls, they would join hands and have one presidential candidate.