Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana has reacted to One Kenya Alliance’s invitation to former Prime Minister Raila Odinga to join it.
In a statement on Wednesday, the Makueni governor said it does not make sense, asking if it could be a recreation of the National Super Alliance.
“What sense does it make for the OKA trio to exit NASA and then invite BABA to join them in OKA (A reincarnation of NASA) Alliance? Is this confirmation that Team OKA @MusaliaMudavadi @skmusyoka @Wetangulam cannot withstand an ultimate peoples’ swearing ceremony a second time?” Kibwana tweeted.
His remarks come barely two days after the Kalonzo Musyoka-led Wiper Democratic Movement officially announced that it was leaving the Nasa coalition.
In a meeting on Monday, the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) unanimously agreed to exit Nasa.
Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka said that Wiper is now set to enter the One Kenya Alliance (OKA), urging the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party to do the same.
“We have unanimously agreed to exit Nasa and form a bigger coalition, OKA. We are killing Nasa but not killing other parties like ODM. We want to work with ODM, Jubilee and other parties. We welcome other parties because we in OKA will form the next government,” Kalonzo said.
He added that OKA affiliate parties are open to teaming up with other like-minded parties.
“If ODM joins OKA, they will negotiate on OKA presidential flag bearer but they have to convince OKA that they have better ideas,” the former VP added.
ODM has always insisted that Nasa died when other co-principles failed to show up for the mock swearing-in of Raila as the people’s president at Uhuru Park, on January 30, 2018.
Nasa was a coalition made up of ODM, Wiper, ANC, Ford Kenya and Chama Cha Mashinani, which left the coalition soon after the 2017 general elections.
The One Kenya Alliance is comprised of Wiper, ANC, Kanu and Ford Kenya parties.