Wiper will Leave NASA if Forced to Hold Joint Nominations - Senator Hassan Omar Announces

  • Wiper Party Secretary-General Hassan Omar has threatened that his party will leave the National Super Alliance (NASA) if they're forced to hold joint nominations.

    Speaking on Tuesday, Omar, who is also the Mombasa Senator, stated that Wiper will not compromise its decision to field candidates for all elective posts.

    "Wiper has not ratified any decision to hold joint nominations," the Mombasa Senator affirmed.

    However, his announcement has not been received well by members of affiliate parties in NASA.

    Five Members of County Assembly (MCAs) from Vihiga County have asked the Wiper Party to stop threatening NASA on nominations.

    Addressing the press on Monday evening, the County legislators urged Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka to come clean on whether the party will remain in NASA or will go it alone.

    The five, who included Vincent Athiaya, Maureen Ambasa, Wilberforce Kitiezo and Tom Atingo, told Wiper leaders to stop using intimidation as a weapon yet they could negotiate.

    This comes amid a fresh row sparked by Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho's declaration that the Coast region is an ODM zone.

    On Sunday, after he arrived in Mombasa from an over two-week trip of the US, Joho termed the Coast an ODM zone and announced the start of a vigorous campaign for party leader Raila Odinga’s presidential bid.

    He went further to dismiss his rivals for the Governor's seat, including his colleagues in NASA, as non-starters  – remarks that have irked Wiper leaders.

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