Deputy President William Ruto has distanced himself from premature 2022 presidential campaigns.
In a statement through his Communication Secretary, David Mugonyi, the office of the Deputy President pointed out that some individuals are purporting to be mobilising support for him ahead of 2022.
Mugonyi, however pointed out that the Deputy President does not, and has never approved, consented to or supported haphazard, sketchy, messy, premature political canvassing.
“The Deputy President is a democrat and believes that campaigning must be done at the APPROPRIATE time, in an organised, systematic manner,” said Mugonyi.
This comes a few days after West Pokot Women Rep Lilian Tomitom led her supporters in roadside campaigns for DP Ruto.
The Women Rep led a convoy of vehicles waving placards with slogans in support of Ruto’s 2022 bid.
Read the full statement:
STATEMENT ON THE PURPORTED 2022 CAMPAIGNS
It has come to the attention of the Deputy President that there are individuals and/or groups who are purporting to be mobilising support connected to his 2022 presidential campaign.
At no time has the Deputy President approved, canvassed or engaged in any other form of preparation for a presidential or other campaign after the last Presidential Election.
Secondly, he does not, and has never approved, consented to or supported haphazard, sketchy, messy, premature political canvassing.
The Deputy President is a democrat and believes that campaigning must be done at the APPROPRIATE time, in an organised, systematic manner, that gives candidates the opportunity to have quality engagement with the people within a political party and based on issues and policies.
At the moment, he is working to support the President to ensure that Jubilee’s transformational agenda, especially the Big 4, is fully realised in every part of the country.
The Deputy President therefore asks those running noisy charades and mock-campaigns to use their energy more productively while those funding the same to find better use for their resources. He also demands that they leave his name out of their shenanigans.