Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) chairman John Mbadi on Monday 22 February 2021 hit back at former National Super Alliance (NASA) co-principals Musalia Mudavadi, Kalonzo Musyoka, and Moses Wetangula calling them cowards as they do not know when it is time to move on.
The Suba South Member of Parliament in a statement said that there is nothing the trio can tell Kenyans about the events surrounding ODM leader Raila Odinga’s swearing-in as the Peoples’ President at Uhuru Park over three years ago can change the fact that they are inconsistent and incoherent scaredy-cats.
The MP detailed the events that took place just before the swearing-in saying that there were a series of rallies with the last one before the Uhuru Park event being in Homa Bay County.
Mbadi revealed that during the Homa Bay rally, Mudavadi asserted that the swearing-in was going to take place no matter what with Kalonzo saying that he was even ready to swear-in the former Prime Minister.
He added that however when the swearing-in happened the three co-principals started to give excuses saying that they failed to show up because they had lost touch with their leader.
They later changed the narrative claiming that they had been put under house arrest and police officers had surrounded their homes.
However, Mbadi said that information later emerged that the three veteran politicians had pleaded with the government to arrest them so that they could have an excuse for not attending the event.
“The pattern fits what Kenyans already know about the so-called NASA principals: They are cowards. They cannot stand on their own feet and they are trying to force Mr. Odinga to endorse them.”
“Mr. Odinga will do no such endorsement. As a party, we will strongly discourage Hon. Odinga from doing so,” read his statement in part.
Mbadi’s statement comes barely a day after Musalia Mudavadi’s party Amani National Congress (ANC) hit out at Raila Odinga calling him a political con.
Kalonzo on the other hand said that he is only seeking the endorsement of God adding that he does not believe in any of the political debts.
This was after Raila said that he did not owe any of his former NASA members any debt and he would not endorse any of them in the 2022 general elections.
Raila explained that his move was a result of his former NASA co-principals leaving him at his hour of need and therefore did not deserve his support.
Chairman’s response: pic.twitter.com/xJGUWufGo6
— The ODM Party (@TheODMparty) February 22, 2021