But Ruto has realized that the rush for the party's ticket ahead of the 2022 general elections could result in a fallout if some members feel cheated out of the ticket and has moved in to prevent the same.
On Monday, he called upon members eyeing the party's tickets to engage in fairplay, to avoid incidences of others moving out bitterly after feeing that they have been unfairly beaten in the primaries.
Speaking in Kilifi, he also cautioned aspirants against too much aggressiveness, warning that this could easily result in the losers moving out to support others or refusing to support the party candidates.
"We want a win-win arrangement. You must understand that your opponent could be your supporter after you win in the nominations. If you make things too aggressive against yourselves it will be hard to turn them into your supporter," he said.
He as well cautioned that he will not entertain violence during the nominations, announcing that those found sponsoring such will be disqualified.
He made it clear that such will not be allowed in the party, adding that ideas and reason must prevail.
"Violence will never be part of the modus operandi of this party. We want reason, not force and we want ideas, not hooliganism to be the basis upon which each one of you will look for the candidature of UDA," added the DP.
Ruto has managed to pull some of the leaders he worked with in Jubilee, including former allies of President Uhuru Kenyatta, the Jubilee Party Leader, out of the ruling outfit and into UDA.
He is expected to seek the presidency in next year's general elections on the same party's ticket.
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