(KDRTV) – Deputy President William Ruto is still not sure about whether he will run for Presidency in 2022.
In an interview with Weru TV on Sunday evening, the DP said this is the reason why he has not settled down on a running mate.
He said Jubilee Party has to first decide if he will be the Presidential candidate before he settles on a running mate.
” I cannot name a running mate now because Jubilee has first to decide who be the Presidential Candidate,” Ruto said in his first interview with a vernacular TV station.
— Dennis Itumbi, HSC (@OleItumbi) September 6, 2020
The new proclamation affirms the DP’s previous stand on his 2022 ambitions. He has said in previous interviews that he will first present himself to the Jubilee nomination and face off with other presidential hopefuls. If the party delegates reject him, he said he will support the candidate who beats him.
"The hustlers Clerk." H.E Dr. William Ruto is using the stones they throw at him to build his empire. CS Tobiko called him a clerk and boom it's now a brand, Damn. What this people Can't see is they are making him more famous. pic.twitter.com/SQO7NtBuQD
— Abdihakim Keinan (@AbdihakimKeinan) September 7, 2020
However, that is easier said than done. Currently, Jubilee is split in the middle with a section of party members rooting for a Raila Odinga Presidency.
The kitchen is getting hotter for Deputy President William Ruto and his cronies…. Wueh! Sudi amejam yake yote. Kumira kumira.. pic.twitter.com/ceqtNpGxcB
— Jamal (@JamalMagak) September 7, 2020
Jubilee Deputy Vice Chair David Murathe wants the party to support Raila Odinga for a 5 year term. Murathe is supported by Party secretary General Raphael Tuju. It is believed their position also represents that of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Some very shocking remarks from Emurua Dikirr MP Johana Ng’eno towards President Uhuru Kenyatta as he defends Deputy President William Ruto. Watch the video. What do you think? pic.twitter.com/WzbEM2fl47
— Ahmed Mohamed ((ASMALi)) (@Asmali77) September 7, 2020
Murathe and Tuju have worked so hard to kick Ruto allies from party leadership positions.
Ruto recently admitted to losing control of the party to conmen and busybodies like Murathe.
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It is not clear how the DP plans to vie for Presidency on a party that has been hijacked.