Support joint nominations in NASA, insists Sabatia MP Agoi

Sabatia MP Alfred Agoi at a past function
Sabatia MP Alfred Agoi at a past function

Sabatia MP Alfred Agoi has condemned resistance for joint nominations within National super alliance (NASA) saying the move will derail their quest for power.

He said the alliance has reached a critical stage to dislodge Jubilee from power and having separate nominations in NASA strongholds would jeopardize their strength in both houses.

“We want more members of both houses to ensure they amend the 20% in the constitution which was bad,” said Agoi.

He added that the principals including Raila Odinga, Musalia Mudavadi, Moses Wetangula and Kalonzo Musyoka agreed to have individual party nominations in areas where they lack more competition from Jubilee.

“In places like Mombasa and Nairobi County, we need joint nominations or else we will be defeated by Jubilee,” said Agoi.

He added that some politicians, whom he did not name, have tried to sway the co-principals to support their bid, thus ignoring joint nominations.

“We will not allow some clique of politicians to sway the principals to give in to ideas which will derail our core mandate of removing jubilee from power,” said Agoi.

He said the principals should reason together and come up with a way of dealing with the problem before it is too late.

The MP was speaking to the press in his constituency during a tour of CDF projects. The coalition agreement signed by the four NASA principals strongly advocates for joint primaries and fielding single candidates all the way from county assembly to the presidency, a provision which has already caused anxiety across the parties.