Deputy President William Ruto has dismissed Jubilee and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) coalition ahead of the 2022 general elections.
The second in command, while on tour in the West Pokot region, maintained that he remains unshaken and is not concerned about the coalition as United Democratic Alliance (UDA) that is affiliated with is still strong enough to go head to head with any political party in next year’s elections.
The DP, while publicly declaring his association with UDA, indicated that UDA would take him to State House in 2022.
“I want to tell you my friends, we are alert. We have the hustler’s party. What is its name?” he asked during the rally as the crowd responded by shouting UDA.
He went on to slam the coalition after some of its members claimed that with the Jubilee and ODM parties coming together, it would leave him with no party to use to vie for the Presidential seat.
He said that they think when they join the parties, the hustlers will not have a party, as he went on to wonder how the history in the country will be written.
DP William Ruto pointed out that some leaders have ruined the ruling party Jubilee, a national party which is headed by President Uhuru Kenyatta, and now they want those who have seen the light to join tribal parties.
He went on to state that UDA is a national party that accommodates everyone.
DP Ruto’s remarks come a few days after Jubilee leadership announced that it is in coalition talks with the ODM, which is led by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, and it would release the commitment report in 14 days.
Jubilee Secretary-General Raphael Tuju disclosed that the parties would take their handshake relationship a notch higher by forming the coalition, which would see the two parties field one Presidential candidate in next year’s polls.
He explained that the two political outfits had decided to work together for the benefit of all Kenyans and help to unite the country.
A few days ago, President Uhuru Kenyatta, while speaking to Ukambani leaders at State House, was reported to have also told them that he would support one former National Super Alliance (NASA) co-principal if they united.