– Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has sensationally claimed that Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka will defect to ODM before the August election
– Oparanya said the defection will be temporary in order for Kalonzo to appear in the ballot paper with Raila Odinga
– According to the governor, NASA is not yet registered political entity thus Kalonzo will have to join ODM ahead of the General Election
Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has claimed that Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka will quit the party for the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM).
Speaking on Tuesday, May 16, at Iguhu Health Centre, Ikolomani, the governor said the defection from Wiper by Kalonzo will be temporary to allow him appear in the ballot paper alongside National Super Alliance (NASA) flag bearer Raila Odinga.
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Oparanya said NASA was not fully registered as a political party but only a coalition which has forced Raila to use ODM in the General Election.
“According to election laws, Musyoka will have to move to ODM, even if it means temporarily, to be allowed to be Raila’s running mate because they must be in the same party. Kalonzo is now technically an ODM member,” Oparanya is quoted.
The governor claimed Kalonzo’s defection was the only solution to prevent an impasse.
This comes barely weeks after it emerged that Raila shal be on the ballot paper as an ODM candidate and not NASA.
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The Wiper Party leader was on Thursday, April 27, named NASA running mate after months of intense dialogue between the coalitions leaders.
The coalition had faced a rocky journey since its inception with supporters and leaders threatening quit if their preferred candidate was not named the flag bearer in August 8.
Other leaders in NASA including Moses Wetangula, Musalia Mudavadi and Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto were promised plum cabinet positions if the coalition defeated Jubilee in August.
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