The Wiper Party nominations for Mombasa Governor which were to be held on Saturday have been postponed indefinately.
The decision was made after Senator Hassan Omar pulled out of the race but later changed his mind.
Omar was to face off with the national treasurer and Nyali MP Hezron Awiti.
The party is yet to communicate the official date for primaries.
Omar had decided to retain his seat as Senator but later on Friday evening changed his mind.
Omar, also secretary general, could not be reached for comment as calls went unanswered.
Delegates that were to nominate between the two, were to travel to Nairobi on Friday morning.
But with reports that purported Omar had pulled out of the race, delegates were asked not to travel to Nairobi.
“But again, when in the evening it was reported he is still on the race, it was too late to call in delegates hence the postponement,” an insider said.
Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka was unavailable for comment.
Both Awiti and Omar failed to reach a consensus after weeks of negotiations.
Their six emissaries too failed to agree forcing party leader Kalonzo Musyoka to subject them to primaries.
Kalonzo said 600 delegates will elect between the two to face off with Governor Hassan Joho of ODM.
The NASA principal said each of the six constituencies in Mombasa will give 100 delegates.
There has been dispute and confusion over the list of delegates to take part.
Awiti said, “I’m giving the Election Board until Tuesday to make a decision about nomination or I will make a major declaration.”
Wiper believes if the two pair, their chances of winning are high.
Deputy President William Ruto said Jubilee will front Suleiman Shahbal and deputised by Annania Mwaboza to face Joho.
All parties with the intention to clinch the seat have announced the candidates, save for Wiper.
Supporters fear the sluggishness in naming a flag bearer might cost them.
Mistrust between Awiti and Omar has been all time high, at times angering party officials.
When Shahbal contested on Wiper ticket for Mombasa governor in 2013, he accumulated 94,918, a difference of 37,589 from what Joho got.
Awiti has been maintaining he cannot be second to Omar.
Similarly, Omar has been saying he cannot deputise Awiti.
The High Court last month suspended implementation of a law that tames politicians from party hopping in the run-up to the polls.
This stands until a case filed by the Council of Governors is concluded.