Deputy President William Ruto says he doesn't need endorsements to run for Presidency in the next elections.
Ruto says that unlike his competitors who are banking on endorsements, he has a development track-record and a clear agenda for the country.
“There are those hanging around, waiting for endorsements. How do you expect to be endorsed if you have no agenda or programme for the country?” poses Ruto.
Ruto further declares that he is ready to face any candidate during the 2022 presidential race and challenged his rivals to show what they have done for the country.
“I am ready to battle with anybody. Let my competitors put on the table what they have done for this country.”
Ruto spoke at his rural home in Sugoi, Uasin Gishu County on Wednesday where he has hosted a delegation of leaders drawn from Bungoma and Busia Counties.
Among those attending the meeting are Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka, Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong and MPs Didmus Barasa (Kimilili), Dan Wanyama (Webuye West) and many others.
DP Ruto has also taken the chance to dismiss calls for a referendum to introduce changes to the Constitution.
“Anything that seeks to impede the fruits of devolution would also be opposed. We would want to see reforms that would make counties thrive,” says Ruto.
Ruto spoke days after Jubilee party Vice-Chairperson David Murathe said the party and the Kikuyu community have no agreement to support his bid for Presidency in 2022. He also said Ruto should retire from politics when President Kenyatta's term expires in 2022.