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It is all systems go for DP Ruto’s Nyanza tour- UDA officials say

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021 16:51 | By
Deputy President William Ruto. PHOTO/COURTESY

Officials of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party have said Deputy President William Ruto’s tour of the Nyanza region is still on.

Speaking to the press on Wednesday, the officials drawn from Homa Bay County dismissed reports that the visit has been cancelled.

Led by UDA’s Homa Bay County coordinator Everest Okango, they said everything is set for the DP’s visit adding that it is just a matter of time, and not if.

“We want to clarify some doubts that DP Ruto’s tour of the Nyanza region is hanging in the balance. As far as we are concerned, the plan of him coming the last week of this month is still on,” he said.

According to Okango, media reports indicating the DP’s visit may fail to tour the area are erroneous since they are yet to receive official communication from their party headquarters.

He stated that they have organized everything that needs to be put in order before the visit and they are just waiting for the county’s second-in-command to visit the area.

“We have not received official communication from the headquarters about any cancellation. Our plans are on as usual and as Homa Bay County, we have finalized every plan,” he stated

“We have organized churches, groups for empowerment are ready and places, where the DP is expected to make stopovers, are also set,” Okango added.

The DP was scheduled to visit the Nyanza region in the last week of July to continue with his empowerment projects and also drum up support for his 2022 bid.

His planned raid of the Luo Nyanza is seen as a plot to grab a share of votes from the ODM leader Raila Odinga’s political bedrock ahead of 2022.

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