Deputy President William Ruto has set the record straight on when he intends to resign from the ruling Jubilee party.
Speaking on Thursday at his official residence in Karen, Nairobi, DP Ruto told off critics who have been billing pressure unto him (Ruto) to announce his official withdrawal from Jubilee since he has been criticizing his boss president Uhuru Kenyatta over the failed Jubilee’s pre-election pledges.
Ruto informed that quitting Jubilee party should be by choice and not as a result of unnecessary pressure from his political rivals. He also intimated that the UDA party was created for the future hope of millions of hustlers across the country and shouldn’t be tagged into the mess profiling Jubilee party failures.
“We are not guests in any place. We join parties by choice and leave by choice. Nobody should ask why we are still here,” said Ruto when asked why he was still in a government that he believes has failed to deliver on its pre-election pledges.
Ruto’s statement has revamped the Tangatanga camp legislators’ earlier stand who had on hinted on leaving the ruling Jubilee party before the February next year.
DP Ruto who seeks to replace the head of state president Uhuru Kenyatta in 2022 general election has been the talk of the current active politics especially his proposed Bottom-Up economic model which he promised to implement in the next Hustler Nation government if he will be elected to the country’s top seat.
At the same time, the ODM party leader Raila Odinga and the ANC party boss Musalia Mudavadi have in the recent weeks camped in Mt Kenya region seeking to cobble over 8M votes in their guest for the State House Journey.
The former prime minister Raila Odinga’s allied legislators have for umpteenth occasions slammed Ruto’s Bottom-Up economic approach citing that it will only benefit a few rich individuals in the government and not the real hustlers as it is alleged by Ruto’s Bottom-Up economic model crusaders.