Ruto must support my presidential bid since he will not succeed Uhuru
SEE ALSO :Poaching of cane 'rippling factories'“Going by the current mood in the country after the handshake deal between Uhuru and Raila, the political landscape has changed drastically and DP Ruto has no chance of winning in the presidential polls,” he said. He said it was time for the DP to pay back for the support he had received from Western region since 2013. Presidential ambitions The governor said if Ruto shelved his presidential ambitions in his support, it would not be a sign of cowardice or disrespect but of great statesmanship. “After former South African President Nelson Mandela served for just one term, he stepped down and handed the mantle to Thabo Mbeki. Let DP Ruto back me for the presidency so I can prepare a soft landing for him in 2027." The Orange Democratic Movement deputy leader also dared his party boss Raila Odinga to support him ahead of the 2022 polls on grounds that he had been a loyal servant of the party. He also said he didn't expect Raila to be on the ballot in 2022. “Raila has had four unsuccessful stabs at the presidency in 1997, 2007, 2013 and 2017. Time has come for him to call it quits and pass the mantle to me,” Oparanya said
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