Nasa coalition parties have found themselves in blame games after Amani National Congress (ANC) leader, Musalia Mudavadi linked “a leader of Nasa Party” to the attempted ouster of Bungoma Senator Watangula as the leader of Ford-Kenya party.
The accusations made by Mudavadi never went well with ODM. This prompted the Raila Odinga-led party to hit back at ANC leader who also claimed that Cotu Secretary General Francis Atwoli was also involved in the coup attempt.
According to Mudavadi, the accused politician he only identified as the leader of Nasa party was the brainchild of the Wetang’ula outer as the leader of Ford-Kenya.
“I am aware that this mischief has been in the making for some time now. it is calculated to invade and destabilize all independent-minded political parties.
“This ugly ploy reminds us of the Watergate scandal of June 1972, when the leader of a political party in the United States invaded another party in the manner that we are now witnessing in Kenya. It is both against the political parties Act (2011) and a big shame,” added Mr Mudavadi.
Mudavadi’s coalition partner, ODM never took the accusations kindly and acted in swift response to it.
In his response, ODM Secretary-General Edwin Sifuna said that the cowardice that informs ANC leader politics as such he would not name of the purported Nasa leader he was referring to.
“Everyone knows that Mudavadi has been holding meetings with politician of different shades in the past.
“We have neither raised any issue about it nor begrudged him the right to chart his own political future, when not crossing the land trying to be a fence-sitting compromise candidate. It is imperative in the same vein that he must let Ford-Kenya members and officials chart their own future too,” Edwin Sifuna said in a statement.
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According to ODM Secretary-General, Mudavadi has no right to lecture any politician given the catalog of his failures from his choices since 2002.
Sifuna went ahead to defend COTU Secretary-General for holding various meetings with political leaders from the Luhya community.
“We notice that he has chosen to also drag the name of Cotu SG Francis Atwoli into the saga.
Barely four years ago when Mr. Atwoli held similar meetings to which he is holding now, and whose sole beneficiary at that time was Mudavadi, didn’t the latter have a problem with it. As usual, Mr. Mudavadi prefers to be the hyena that follows a man, hoping his hands will fall,” Mr. Sifuna said.
According to Sifuna, the same was Mudavadi sat with Atwoli and made him the Luhya Spokesman is the very same way Atwoli would push the same resources and clout behind other politicians.