ODM party members have express orders from their leader Raila Odinga to oppose Deputy President William Ruto’s presidential bid, Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho has said.
Speaking in Butala, Busia County, the deputy party leader said that he will do everything to make sure that Ruto does not ascend to power.
“If Raila says we go right we shall all go right and if he says we go left we have all to go left. He has told us to support Uhuru and oppose Ruto’s presidential bid that is exactly what we are doing,” the county chief said.
Joho noted that Kenya cannot be led by Ruto because “of his bad integrity.”
He also lauded President Uhuru Kenyatta’s move to have CS Fred Matiang’i at the helm of all development projects. This he says, will ensure that all regions including those that do not support the DP have access to development funds.
“I am ready to welcome Matiang’i whenever he comes to Mombasa to oversee projects because he is not interested in politics but advancing development agenda of the Uhuru’s government,” he added.
County 001 governor also asked the Butala people to get ready for the referendum which he hopes the hustler opposes.
“…and I am telling Ruto to dare oppose the referendum, we shall put him where he belongs,” he continued.
Also present was ODM secretary general Edwin Sifuna who assured their supporters that the party will not be letting back in its fold, Msambweni MP Suleiman Dori and his Malindi counterpart Aisha Jumwa.
The two are in the process of being ousted from the party for pledging to support the “hustler” come 2022.
“Blasphemy against Orange Democratic Movement is unforgivable, those who go against the constitution of the party will be punished and as a party we are ready for the by-elections in Malindi and Msambweni,” Sifuna said.