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ODM leaves NASA

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[ODM Party Secretary General Edwin Sifuna addressing the media. Photo/Courtesy/ODM].

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has resolved to leave the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition.

Addressing journalists on Thursday, ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna said the decision was made after the party’s National Executive Council meeting.

This comes following a protracted dispute among the NASA coalition partners over sharing of party funds with ODM maintaining that it owes its coalition partners completely nothing.

“The NEC also deliberated on question of resolution of the dispute regarding sharing Party funds with our former partners in the NASA Coalition and wishes to state that the offer to make certain payments to our former partners was made on a strictly without prejudice basis because from a plain reading of the Coalition Agreement, we owe our partners totally nothing,” said Sifuna.

ODM says it will chart its own way forward and is focused on establishing new partnerships ahead of the 2022 elections.

Dead and gone!

“We still hold that NASA is the past. To further demonstrate this point, ODM, National Executive Council has today resolved to formally exit the NASA Coalition.” Said Sifuna,

Sifuna further said the NEC has further deliberated on the future of the Party adding that it needs to make friends.

“We intend to embark on a programme to build new partnerships and extend the ongoing partners to the grassroots. To this end regional meetings and engagements have been planned with like-minded parties. The schedule for these will be shared in due course,” he added.

NASA comprise of ODM, Wiper Party led by Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi’s ANC and Ford Kenya led by Moses Wetangula.