Ruto is among the leaders who have declared interest in succeeding President Uhuru Kenyatta, with ODM leader Raila Odinga being seen as his main opponent.
Speaking on Monday, he said that rather, the DP will emerge second and will be leading the opposition as Raila rules after the much awaited polls.
"ODM is a national party and the party that will form the next government. Work with us and shun the other person who is headed to the opposition," the National Assembly Minority Whip said, as is contained in a recording posted on ODM's Facebook.
He spoke while accompanying Raila to receive defectors from Kajiado County joining the Orange party from Ruto's recently introduced UDA party.
The Suna East MP encouraged Kenyans to abandon UDA and join ODM, likening UDA to a "Community Based Organisation" and an ethnic formation.
He also said that the fact that ODM and Raila are currently working with President Uhuru Kenyatta should tell those yet to join something.
"Let nobody be left out. If you see us moving towards the government after that long in the opposition just know that something is about to happen," he added.
He also sought to clear the air regarding Raila's Friday 'Azimio La Umoja' event at Kasarani Stadium, saying that the event is not an ODM one but Raila's personal function where he will be engaging his supporters.
Content created and supplied by: Curtis-Otieno (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More