"Take lessons from President Ruto" - MP Jalang'o advises Raila on how to clinch presidency
- He acknowledged that he went against his party's stand by working with the current regime.
- "When I decided to work with President Ruto I went against my mentor, my father who held my hand and guided me Raila Odinga."
Lang'ata Member of Parliament (MP) Phelix Odiwuor popularly known as Jalang'o has revealed why he is working with President William Ruto.
Speaking on TV47's Mfahamu Kiongozi, Jalang'o hinted he could be taking lessons on Ruto's political success which could be useful for his party Azimio.
"I decided to seek a different path to learn how to win. President Ruto has been winning since he joined politics. In 1997 he successfully vied for Eldoret North MP seat. In 2002 he joined hands with Uhuru. Uhuru lost presidency but Ruto retained his MP seat. In 2013 and 2017 he helped Uhuru clinch presidency. Now in 2022, he became president," Jalang'o explained.
He went on to question what was different with the President, saying he was taking notes by being close to him.
"Perhaps I'm there to take lessons from him," the legislator added.
He acknowledged that he went against his party's stand by working with the current regime.
"When I decided to work with President Ruto I went against my mentor, my father who held my hand and guided me Raila Odinga."
This, he revealed, has attracted a target on his family.
"Every day I fear for the lives of my wife and children. However, cowards have never brought any real change," he opined.
Owing to Raila's five-time loss in presidential elections, Jalang'o advised him and the party to change tactics come 2027.
"For 50 years Raila has attempted to become president unsuccessfully. Maybe votes were stolen, or he simply lost, and it pains me a lot. I wonder why is it that it is us who are always crying after elections.
"Defeating President Ruto in 2027 will not be easy. I urge Raila Odinga to start looking at things from a different angle; whether he will vie for presidency or nominate someone else so that we start preparing early," the MP explained.
Watch full interview here:
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