FORD Kenya leader Moses Wetang’ula has said that he will support Deputy President William Ruto in his 2022 presidential bid.
Wetangula, who is also the Bungoma Senator announced this while speaking in Butonge, Bungoma county on Friday, where he accompanied Ruto to launch several government projects.
“I have assured my supporters we will be in government in 2022. The sure way to do it is working with Ruto who will lead the assault for the top seat,” said Wetangula, who fell out with National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga, where he was a co-principal.
In July, Wetangula officially announced the party’s (Ford-K) exit from Nasa, terming the coalition as moribund.
“In my view, Nasa is now a moribund organization. Nasa is history. We were in Nasaas Ford-Kenya in a coalition of the willing, we suffered a massive betrayal by our presidential candidate and as a party we are now focused on how to strengthen our grassroots support and to strengthen our national appeal,” said Wetangula, who was ousted as the leader of minority in Senate.
Ruto has been making frequent tours in the larger western Kenya in what is perceived as a tactic to penetrate the region deemed to be the Opposition’s stronghold and has won endorsement of some legislators from the rival coalition.