Weeks after hinting at a possibility of working with the ODM party leader Raila after nearly a decade-long break, DP Ruto’s allies are finally talking giving terms for the alliance.
Led by the Jubilee party nominated Senator Millicent Omanga who harbors the opinion that the DP can steer himself to the Statehouse without the help of any political big name.
The senator stated that having Raila on board with the already established political base would be very inessential, and just on a worse cases scenario ever longed for by his supporters.
Omanga added that the situation would result in a mass exodus in the DP’s camp, for a number of allies who believe in the DP’s leadership.
“Deputy President William Ruto does not intend to associate or form a coalition with ODM party leader Raila Odinga. The repercussion of that remotely happening is an avalanche of mass hemorrhage of hustlers who believe in the leadership of DP Ruto, which will be occasioned by the advent of Raila. Lanes please,” ranted Omanga.
The same sentiments were echoed by her Meru counterpart who added that the coalition is not welcome, and would only be possible should the former premier opt to support Dr. Ruto, as his Deputy President.
“We don’t need a coalition with Raila because Ruto has won hearts in the Mt Kenya region. We would however welcome him for the extra vote he will be adding on Ruto’s basket,” said Mithika Linturi, Meru senator.
The Raila camp has however ruled out the possibility of the alliance, and are currently throwing their weight on the constitutional amendment through the Building Bridges Initiative.
“I am not aware of any alliance talks between Raila and Ruto. As ODM we have not talked of an alliance with Ruto or anybody for that matter. Our focus currently is the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI),” John Mbadi, ODM chairman, told the People Daily.