Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka has revealed that he had picked Bomet County governor Isaac Ruto to be the National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential flag bearer.
Speaking to Radio Citizen on Wednesday, Kalonzo said after several closed door meetings to discuss the matter, his co-principals Musalia Mudavadi, Moses Wetangula and Governor Isaac Ruto of Chama Cha Mashinani decided to throw their weight behind Raila Odinga.
This, he said, was aimed at ensuring they have enough numbers to beat Uhuru Kenyatta in the August General Election.
“Let me disclose that initially I had proposed and was pushing for Governor Isaac Ruto to be our presidential flag bearer as a compromised candidate as I deputize him but my colleagues were not ready for that. I was also ready to deputize any other principal,” said Kalonzo.
The former Vice President further declared that his name must be on the ballot as NASA’s presidential flag bearer in the 2022 elections.
He called upon Mudavadi, Wetangula and Ruto to fully support him in his quest come 2022 given that Odinga promised to serve for only one term if the opposition ascends to power.
“Everyone knew that Kalonzo-Mudavadi pair was to send Jubilee home. My brother (Raila) pleaded with us to support him promising to serve for only one term and we said yes so long he keeps the promise,” added Kalonzo.
He defended NASA structure saying that they will push for referendum three years after taking over government to give the three leaders more power as Prime Minister and two deputies.