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Tension rocks OKA after Raila is invited to Kalonzo’s NDC meeting

The One Kenya Alliance (OKA) has been rocked by uncertainty after Raila Odinga was invited to Kalonzo Musyoka party’s National Delegates Conference (NDC).

Musalia Mudavadi’s Amani camp has been angered by Wiper Party’s move to invite the ODM leader, arguing it sends a political message that Kalonzo is ready to work with their opponent.

Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala has threatened to mobilise ANC members to snub the Conference if Raila Odinga will be in attendance.

Malala argued that Raila’s presence would send a signal that OKA principals are a branch of Raila Odinga’s team.

“We should be confident and courageous enough to tell our people that we are unable to hold together and the best thing to do is to part ways. We should then, each, look for friends elsewhere because we cannot send mixed signals to our people,” Malala told the Star Newspaper.

Additionally, the Kakamega Senator accused KANU’s Gideon Moi of also sending strong signals of supporting Raila Odinga’s presidency yet he is a member of OKA.

This is because some members of the KANU party have openly endorsed Raila Odinga’s presidency.

“Just the other day we saw the Leader of Majority in the Senate,  Samuel  Poghisio,  endorsing Raila for the top seat.  Poghisio is a  key ally of  Gideon  Moi,  who is a  principal in  Oka…  Poghisio openly said he has been telling  Oka leaders that Raila is the best choice…How can a member of KANU openly campaign for our opponents?” Malala asked

Notably, ODM leader Raila Odinga attended Gideon Moi’s KANU’s NDC but snubbed that of FORD Kenya’s Moses Wetangula, who is also a member of OKA.

ANC party has remained firm on its stand that they will not support Raila Odinga’s presidency and dismissed the possibility of getting into a pre-election deal with him.

 

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