The presidential context currently is under two presidential hopefuls that is the next year's election is a two race horse. It is between the the deputy president and his allies and that of the opposition chief Raila Odinga and his allies.
The opposition current controls Nyanza, Western and the coastal regions. He has controled these regions for a very long time that is 15 to 20 years for now. These regions always vote as a block to the opposition chief.
However, In the recent past, the deputy president's activities in the Nyanza and Western region is not in doubt and therefore, can be fruitful to him politically.
Ruto so far has attracted the interest of Migori under governor Okoth Obado, The people of Kuria under the leadership of Kuria east and Kuria west members of parliaments. Here he is sure of hunting votes through these leaders in this region.
In Kissi county, Kisii deputy governor, South Mugirango Mp Silvanus Osoro former south Mugirango Mp Omingo Magara, are Keen on delivering votes to the deputy president.
In western region, former kakamega senator Boni Khalwale is Keen of diverting the votes to Ruto's advantage. The absence of Bungoma governor Wickliffe Wangamati, Kanduyi Mp Wafula Wamunyinyi, Tongaren Mp Eseli Simiyu and other MCAs in Raila's last weekend rally brings in concern of Ruto's activities in Western. Wangamati in specific had been accused of working for Ruto in the past but had denied the move. But it's yet to be confirmed.
Another key factor giving Ruto a upper hand in Western is the disunity of the Lughya leaders. So far Mudavadi, Wetangula, among other leaders have not declared their 2022 stand, hence giving other presidential hopeful good chances in the region.
Most of these leaders associating themselves with Ruto had accused the ODM party of dictatorship, intransparrency, lack of accountability within the party. While on the other side they are always being accused of enjoying William Ruto's money and nothing else.
Let's wait and see how William Ruto's activities will change the political temperature in Nyanza and Western.
Content created and supplied by: HeesborneOkal (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