Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula. [Photo/The Star]
NASA co-principals Moses Wetangula and Musalia Mudavadi have been asked to quit the opposition coalition as soon as possible in readiness for the 2022 presidential race.
A Luhya lobby group by the name Obulala Movement wants the two leaders to leave NASA.
It said NASA has shortchanged the community and they are not ready to play second fiddle to any ethnic group, come 2022.
The lobby says the community will identify a political leader sellable to all its 18 subtribes and rally behind him for the 2022 presidential contest.
The lobby group has resolved that the Mulembe community should start strategising on launching serious voter registration and education campaigns across the Western region.
Chairman Richard Ekhalie said they would start implementing their resolutions immediately. The lobby wants Mudavadi andWetang’ula to align themselves and their troops with the objective of uniting all the Luhyas to support one of “our own” in 2022.
“Failing to do so in the next quarter will see the Abaluhya community abandon them [Mudavadi and Wetang’ula] and identify fresh, brave and visionary leaders, who will mark the beginning of a generational change in Luhya politics,” the declaration said.
The lobby also encourages the community members to invest more time in small-scale trades in the cities rather than engaging on low-paying jobs in major towns.
“That will require the Luhya middle-class blessed with well-paying jobs or successful businesspeople to invest at home and boost the economy of our motherland,” it said.