Musalia Mudavadi's Amani National Congress (ANC) party has threatened to walk out of the One Kenya Alliance (OKA) before Christmas Day.
Speaking in Matunda, Kakamega County on Saturday, November 13, a section of ANC legislators led by Senator Cleophas Malala demanded that the coalition must name its flagbearer before Christmas Day.
They further argued that failure to which, they would also pack and leave for a different coalition ahead of the August 2022 polls.
The lawmakers also demanded that when the announcement is made, their party leader should be made the flagbearer and that they would take nothing less.
"We are telling our colleagues at the One Kenya Alliance (OKA) that that we want to know the presidential candidate of the coalition by December 25.
"If we won't have known the presidential candidate who we know is Musalia Mudavadi, then we, as ANC, will decide to leave and form another alliance to deliver the presidency for Musalia Mudavadi in 2022," stated Butere MP Tindi Mwale.
While corroborating with Mwale, his Lurambi counterpart Titus Khamala noted that ANC was not ready for their leader to be sent packing.
"We, in ANC, do not want Musalia to be sent packing. We do not want the One Kenya Alliance to be the Coalition through which Musalia is sent packing indefinitely. We want to know our candidate immediately," stated Khamala.
Malala, on the other hand, urged the coalition to hasten the process of naming its presidential candidate noting that Kenyans were waiting and that time was running out.
"Kenyans want to know who will be the president and who will be the deputy," stated Malala.
The alliance, which has four principals including Mudavadi, Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), Gideon Moi (KANU) and Moses Wetangula (Ford-Kenya), is yet to name its flagbearer with all the four chiefs eyeing the top job.
Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, had, however, told off the coalition's pursuit for the top job claiming that it was only out to split votes.
Their main agenda, he added, was excluding the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader, Raila Odinga, from the run-off. Raila and OKA leaders have been embroiled in countless public rows with the latter accusing the former Prime Minister of betraying them and coercing them to support him in his fifth stab at the presidency.