The Orange Democratic Party (ODM) has hit Kalonzo hard over the remarks the Wiper party leader made in a local daily suggesting that he had a secret pact with Raila for 2022 elections.
“The Orange Democratic Movement is shocked by claims made by Hon. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka that there exists a secret pact between him and our party Leader H.E. Raila Odinga that will see Raila support him in 2022. We wish to state categorically that no such deal exists.” A statement by the party read in part.
The ODM secretary-general further accused Kalonzo of being “a two-faced treacherous character whining seeking to reap where he did not sow.”
“It is a continuation of his “ Kati Kati” brand of politics. Kalonzo has indeed been variously described as a hyena who follows a man hoping the hands will fall…The so-called deal therefore only exists in Kalonzo’s wild dreams.” the secretary General in the statement added.
The ODM party accused Wiper and all the other NASA parties of refusing to submit the 10,000 monthly payment of their elected leaders to finance the NASA Secretariat saying the Party had to chip in and pay salaries of staff and run the operations single-handedly.
“NASA became untenable after Kalonzo, Moses Wetangula, and Musalia Mudavadi, in their usual cowardice, skipped the swearing-in of its presidential candidate despite having committed to being present. They alone are responsible for the death of NASA.” The statement went on.
The party further alleged that Kalonzo was not seeking a coalition agreement with Jubilee because of ODM betrayal but because he is seeking protection from the three Ukambani Governors.
“Kalonzo is a known traitor, currently undermining governors Ngilu, Mutua and Kibwana who won their seats against his wishes. It is his politics of slyness, cowardice, and self-aggrandizement that has made him lose Hon Muthama and it is that brand of politics that is pushing him to Jubilee despite the fact that his arrival will add absolutely no value to Jubilee.” The party accused Kalonzo.
“As a party, we challenge Kalonzo to man up, stop whining and be able to stand up for something for once.ODM and its leader Raila Odinga owe Kalonzo nothing. As a party, we have moved on and we are not planning our politics around Kalonzo.” The strongly-worded statement went on.