But speaking during an interview on Ramogi TV, the former Prime Minister opened up about why he does not recognize Ruto as the President.
The Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party leader said by not recognizing Ruto as the legitimate president does not mean that the country does not have a president.
He said that there is no vacuum and that the immediate former second in command was the president in an acting capacity.
“The fact that I don’t recognize Ruto doesn’t mean he’s not working as the president. He’s working as the president because there’s no vacuum. But I’ve said I don’t recognize him because he’s not supposed to be the president. He’s there, but I don’t recognize him because he was rigged in,” Raila said.
Asked why he does not recognize Ruto as the president yet he has allowed Azimio governors to work with the Head of State, Raila said it was in the best interests of the common citizen.
The veteran politician stated the two levels of the government; the national government and county governments must coordinate for devolution to be successful.
“We met our governors. The governors are elected by the people and given the authority to work for them. We met with them in Naivasha, and we gave them freedom and told them if the president came to their counties, they should tell him what they wanted the national government to do for them. There are things that are upon the national government,” Raila added.
He however maintained that no Member of Parliament from the opposition camp has to visit the House on the Hill in the name of seeking development projects for his people.