Sunday April 14, 2019-Sentiments by the Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary General Francis Atwoli that Deputy President William Ruto's name will not be on the ballot come 2022 have not gone down well with a section of Jubilee party leaders.
Speaking on Saturday,Leader of Majority in Parliament , Aden Duale, questioned Atwoli's state of mind and wondered what he could be planning to do to stop Ruto from vying.
Duale, who is also Garissa Town lawmaker, asked Atwoli to come clean on what he meant.
"Atwoli is the age of my father. I will not insult him since that is not how I was raised.
Respect your age! He (Atwoli) spews verbal diarrhea that leaves even a three-year-old wonder. Be your age. Stop embarrassing yourself," Duale tweeted.
Speaking in Lamu on Saturday, Atwoli said current DP's name would not appear in any of the ballot papers, claiming his words were not tongue in cheek utterances but a signal from the creator of heaven and earth.
"I want you to write this down, in 2022 we will got into an election to elect the president and it will be a very peaceful election because we shall have changed the Constitution, we shall elect the president, deputy president, prime minister and deputy prime minister,"Atwoli said.
"For all those you will elect, I want to tell you that the name of William Samoei Ruto will not be there, you can take that to the bank for free, those are not my words but words from the creator of heaven and earth," Atwoli added.
The Kenyan DAILY POST