Kenya’s Central Organization of Trade Unions (Cotu) boss Francis Atwoli has banked on Raila Odinga to become the fifth president of Kenya.
With elections less than a year away, Atwoli said the Chief opposition leader will win with a massive margin in the first round.
Consequently, he stated that Deputy President will not win the Presidency. He said Ruto ruined his chance of leading the nation when he failed to support the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his former political nemesis Odinga.
He also blamed the second in command for publicly criticizing the government which he formed.
“If you are a deputy aspiring to be a president in future, you have to support the person currently in power until the end of his term. By doing so, he will also support your bid. You will improve your chances and if you stay humble you will easily get into office,” said Atwoli.
According to the Cotu boss, Odinga’s political experience gives him an advantage over his competitors.
“Raila was called a government project but it is the other way round the government is Raila’s project. The man got into politics at the age of fourteen which means he is seasoned and adept when it comes to political matters. He is a very good strategist and the only way you can stop him is by employing an excellent contingency plan,” Atwoli said.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.