Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) party leader Dr. Isaac Ruto has officially agreed to support Dr. William Ruto’s presidential bid. Deputy president’s operators have continued to woo more of his critics into their bandwagon, as the DP led hustlers’ movement prepares to take on ODM leader Raila Odinga among other contestants for the 2022 top seat
The former Governor was once a fierce critic of Deputy President William Ruto for long time before he changed tuned and joined the hustler’s movement most recently, in a move seen as likely to jumpstart his ascendance to the highly coveted Bomet gubernatorial seat. Dr. Ruto’s move has irked the likes of Dr. Barchok, the current governor who was seen as the clear front runner for the seat in 2022.
The former governor has come out to clear the air about his relationship with the Deputy President, claiming that their differences was nothing personal but on ideologies, resource allocation to the counties and he was also against the idea of resolving URP to form Jubilee in partnership with TNA, one of the major reasons why the two fell out with each other.
Mr. Isaac Ruto has since reunited with DP. Ruto and the two have agreed to forge ahead together even as the DP eyes the top seat, the former governor also added that Dr Ruto’s ideas on creating jobs, fixing the economy, creating a conducive environment for industries to thrive, uniting Kenyans and giving them equal opportunities, providing universal health care resonate with his and thus their working together is meant to benefit the common mwananchi.
He also added that his new found union with the Deputy President wont affect CCM’s alliance with the ruling Jubilee party and that his party will give President Kenyatta a conducive environment to work and deliver on his mandate, and ensure he leaves a long lasting legacy.
Dr. Issac Ruto also reiterated that his move to support the DP has backing from the parties top leadership, insisting that he had the party’s blessings to forge an alliance with the DP as his vision for the country resonates well with what CCM stands for. He also added that they have not reached a stage that calls for dissolution of parties to form one single party.