Deputy president Dr. William Ruto will have a tough time advancing his presidential bid in 2022 since he won’t be enjoying state power and priviledge that comes with the office he currently holds as second in command.
Speaking during the weekend, Lugari constituency legislator Hon. Ayub Savula said the deputy president has blatantly undermined president Uhuru Kenyatta and disregarded ideologies and positions of his Jubilee party and has further gone ahead to advocate for the formation of another political party in disregard of the political parties act.
According to the elections act, Hon. Savula said, Dr. Ruto has no option but resign from the position of the deputy president at least six months before the country goes to the polls because he has already indicated he will be vying on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party ticket, which means he will lose state power he enjoys as the deputy to president Uhuru Kenyatta.
“Deputy president’s selfish actions are damaging the authority of the Executive, an office he also serves in hence embarrassing the President, and by continuously doing this he is abusing constitutional protections accorded to him as the principal assistant, in actualising Jubilee government’s myriad unfulfilled promises.” Said Hon. Savula.
The MP further expressed dissatisfaction with Dr. Ruto’s adoption of victim politics which he feared threatens to destabilise the country, as his “hustler” narrative disparages established government processes hence distracting the government’s economic recovery as the country continues to strain as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The best bet for the deputy president is to support a friendly candidate like ANC’s party leader Hon. Musalia Mudavadi for the top seat.” The MP continued,
“Mudavadi already has a stable and well structured political party and it has already made in rods into the central region and other regions within the republic, an indication that it has the capability of clinching more seats unlike UDA that does not have structures and presence across the country.”