riday, April 16, 2021 -Deputy President William Ruto has confirmed his stay in Jubilee Party unless his mind tells him otherwise.
Speaking on Citizen Tv on Thursday April 15 with Lunus Kakai, Ruto mentioned that he is still hopeful that wrangles within their Jubilee Party could be solved and come back to normal.
“I am not yet at the point where I want to resign…There are people who believe they can push me to resign but I want to remind them that I was elected. I am not going to give them the opportunity to celebrate their effort to push me out of government,” he said.
Ruto also stated that he has all along been trying hard to reach out to his colleagues in Jubilee for a truce but they are a hard nut to crack.
“I have tried all I could to see if we could work all this out in Jubilee…Unfortunately, those who call the shots are hardly sober,” he said.
On whether he had switched to the newly formed United Democratic Alliance UDA Party, the Ruto revealed that he came up with the idea as a fall back plan. According to him, UDA is a sister party to Jubilee and therefore there was nothing particularly wrong with reinventing the party.
“It becomes necessary as a leader to think. I still hope that something will happen and we can salvage Jubilee…In the event that does not work out, we have to have a plan B. For us we have a sister party, UDA.
“There is a coalition agreement between Jubilee and UDA…it is the next best option. UDA will become an option if Jubilee continues with the expulsion spree going on,” DP Ruto said.
He added that it was a wrong gesture for Jubilee leadership to call for meetings whose agenda is to lecture and expel people instead of holding healthy PG meetings like other parties.
“The only meeting that takes place is where members are lectured and expelled…When a party acquires tendencies of fighting with its membership, it is headed in the wrong direction,” Ruto said.
As of now Ruto is still hanging in there even as succession politics take new twists and turns with his boss Uhuru Kenyatta having accused him of insubordination and early campaigns.