The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party has formally exited the National Super Alliance (NASA) and says it is now free to pursue working relationships with other political parties in its bid to form new political partnerships. This move comes just two days after Kalonzo Musyoka’s Wiper formally resolved to leave the troubled coalition just days after ANC made the same resolution.
”The NEC has deliberated on the future of the party and its need to make new friends. We intend to embark on a program to build new partnerships and extend the ongoing talks with our potential partners in the grassroots,” Secretary-General Edwin Sifuna told the press on Thursday.
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Yesterday, while speaking in Kakamega SG Sifuna said they were happy to let NASA die so that the outfit can renegotiate, starting with being able to field a presidential candidate
“We are very happy to renegotiate this arrangement. I compare the current Nasa agreement to the Treaty of Versailles because it was extremely punitive on ODM,” he said.
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Before announcing divorce from NASA, the orange party agreed to share the funds from the registrar of political parties which has also been a thorny issue in the outfit. ODM will pocket 187.9million, Kalonzo’s Wiper will get Sh70.4 million for the three financial years with ANC getting Sh43.8 million. Ford Kenya will get Sh36 million and Ruto’s CCM will take home Sh3 million.