Raila Offers to Help DP Ruto Become President in 2022

  • Opposition Chief  Raila Odinga on Thursday offered to help Deputy President William Ruto become President in the 2022 General Election.

    Speaking at Kipkelion East during the burial of the late Orange Democratic Movement branch chairman William Koech, Odinga announced that the DP cannot win the presidential contest without his support and urged him to reach out to the opposition for help.

    "Does Ruto think he can be a President without Raila? I can help him get there if he wants," Odinga was quoted by The Nation.

    [caption caption="Odinga at the late Koech's funeral on Thursday"][/caption]

    The former Prime minister further noted that if the electoral system was not reformed the DP will suffer the same fate the opposition endured in 2007, 2013 and 2017 General Elections.

    "My election victory has been stolen since 2007 and I would like to tell the Deputy President William Ruto that he will not ascend to the presidency without my political support,” he explained.

    The National Super Alliance (NASA) leader divulged to the mourner that even though he had been "rigged out" of three polls his popularity in Rift Valley and the entire country was still intact.

    The DP's Spokesman, David Mugonyi in a statement to the media, dismissed the claims stating that the former Premier had signed an agreement with his co-principals and cannot claim to support the DP now.

    "We thought Raila signed an agreement to support Kalonzo. Has he since realised that Ruto is a better candidate than Kalonzo?” Mugonyi posed.

    Mugonyi further noted that DP Ruto was not interested in politicking at this time since he was working with  President Kenyatta to deliver their promises to Kenyans.

    [caption caption="File image of Odinga and DP Ruto"][/caption]