Charity Ngilu has asked Nasa to pick Wiper boss Kalonzo Musyoka as their presidential ticket as he has the backing of more than two million Kambas.
In a show of solidarity by Kamba leaders, they said they will support Kalonzo in leading the Opposition team to the election. Charity Ngilu, Wavinya Ndeti, Kivutha Kibwana and Kalonzo held a press conference together, and condemned Muthama for interfering with the NASA talks.
“The best leadership in our nation will now be seen by Kalonzo and I working together. Nasa principals must agree that there is need to have the best so that the country can move forward,” said Ngilusaid on Tuesday.
Ngilu celebrated her exoneration by the Court of Appeal in the Sh8 billion Karen land case; the trial was declared unconstitutional.
Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana said Ukambani leaders had met and agreed to support Kalonzo to ensure that he is the presidential candidate.
“We are supporting Kalonzo not based on his ethnicity but because he has what it takes to be the president Kenya needs. We are glad that Kalonzo and Ngilu have sat and decided to work together,” he said.
But Chama Cha Uzalendo leader Wavinya Ndeti said the Wiper chief needs ODM boss Raila Odinga’s support to become the NASA flagbearer.
She observed that out of all the parties that make up NASA, ODM has more leaders in Parliament.
Ndeti said Wiper MPs should sweet-talk Raila into shelving his presidential bid to back Kalonzo.
“Wiper MPs should accept reality and know there is no way Kalonzo can be NASA’s flag bearer without Raila’s backing,” she said.
The CCU leader said Kalonzo approached leaders of “small political parties” in Ukambani and asked them to join NASA and support his presidential bid.
But Ndeti accused Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama of interfering with the talks.
“I am wondering why Muthama is going everywhere criticising other people’s parties in Ukambani; let him tell us his party. The likes of Muthama need to wake up and understand that Kenya is democratic,” she said.
“Muthama is not the leader of any political party. Wavinya Ndeti, Kalonzo Musyoka, Charity Ngilu, Kivutha Kibwana and Mutua Katuku are leaders of CCU, Wiper, Narc, Muungano and People’s Trust Party respectively.”
Ndeti said everyone has a right to form or join any political party.
Kalonzo demanded the presidential ticket in January saying he was no longer going to play diplomat.
Noting he was ready and determined to take Jubilee head-on, Kalonzo asked residents to register in large numbers so they can vote.
He also told residents to punish leaders who turned out to be traitors and abandoned Wiper party for Jubilee.