Deputy President William Ruto, 2022 presidential hopeful, has said although he was confident of winning, he will concede defeat if beaten by another competitor.
Speaking during an interview on Radio Jambo on Tuesday, July 13, the 2022 presidential hopeful said he believes in democracy and that he will agree on what the majority of Kenyans would have settled on.
“I will accept the outcome of the elections if I lose,” Ruto said.
Ruto further challenged his competitors including former Prime Minister Raila Odinga to be ready to concede defeat in the 2022 presidential election if he loses adding that such a move would end the post-election chaos witnessed in past General Elections.
“We need to agree that when I am defeated, I will accept the outcome. I want to tell you that not all these people can say that,
“We can change it (the Constitution) 100 times but if the one who is defeated does not concede, he will still bring in issues and even swear himself,” Ruto said in a veiled attack against ODM leader Raila Odinga.
William Ruto is on record saying, Raila Odinga who recently dropped the clearest hint that he will be on the ballot, is the strongest person to face off him..
In his latest media interview, Raila Odinga said that although he wishes to support someone else to face off Ruto, he does not see worthy 2022 presidential hopefull especially from the NASA coalition who can defeat Deputy President William Ruto.
“I have not refused to support somebody else. I have said that not once but several times that it must not be Raila Odinga,
“I am ready to support someone else but importantly who can I support that will ensure a win for us?” Raila said during an interview with Radio Citizen.