Deputy President William Ruto has said he would support the winning candidate if he fails to secure the Jubilee primaries for the 2022 Presidential candidate.
DP Ruto reveals plan if he loses Jubilee ticket
The DP spoke from his rural home in Sugoi
Ruto supported an earlier statement by Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju that the presidential ticket would not be handed out automatically.
The DP said the party was guided by democratic values where contenders would accept the results of nominations.
“We will all compete for different positions in the nominations. Those of us who will be defeated should concede and support the winners,” he said.
Ruto spoke in his rural home of Sugoi where he received delegations from Rift Valley and Western region.
“We want to compete on ideas, agenda and programmes that would make the lives of Kenyans better. We are past the petty party and ethnic-based politics.”
“There will be no automatic tickets in Jubilee. There will be serious contests informed by candidates’ track record. I am also not waiting for a direct ticket. I will compete with other presidential candidates in Jubilee,” the DP said.
So far, only Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has shown interest in the 2022 Presidential ticket in the Jubilee Party.
Jubilee Vice Chairman David Murathe recently caused political uproar after he stated that the party did not have any MoU requiring it to support Ruto’s Presidential bid in 2022.
Murathe opined that Ruto should retire with President Uhuru Kenyatta as he had shared half the government for two terms.
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