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DP Ruto speaks on ditching Jubilee for UDA

Deputy President William Ruto has said that he is ready to quit the ruling Jubilee party for his new party, United Democratic Alliance (UDA).

The second in command was speaking to Radio Citizen on Thursday, March 25, 2021 where he revealed that he has a different plan if he is ousted as the Jubilee deputy party leader.

Ruto hinted that he would use UDA as his political vehicle for the 2022 General Election should pressure within Jubilee party persist.

“If it gets to a point where they do not want us to be there in Jubilee, then we must have a different plan. You cannot wait to hit a wall. From now on, if there is no agreement, then we will plan ourselves with UDA. We have built UDA in partnership with Jubilee. It is not us starting afresh. We are just going on with what we already have,” Ruto said.

The deputy president also stated that he is ready to work with former prime minister Raila Odinga adding that he has no personal problems with his the Opposition leader.

“Some people think I have problems with Raila. I do not. These differences are political. And there are things I agree with Raila. He is agreed on the need to form national parties, and he is facing similar issues I am facing of regional chieftains. If anybody wants to partner with us to bring up the hustler, we have no problem. We support, we will work together,” He said.

This comes after Jubilee’s National Management Committee (NMS) had ousted him as the Jubilee deputy party leader and forwarded the decision to the National Executive Committee (NEC) chaired by President Uhuru for final decision.

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