Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary-General, Francis Atwoli, has come out to defend his words stating that his statement regarding deputy president William Ruto’s presidential bid was misguoted.
Atwoli, while addressing the press on Sunday January 9th 2022, pointed out that no one could block DP Ruto from becoming the president if he won the elections in August 2022.
The trade unionist has been a passionate critic of the Deputy president and had openly expressed that Ruto won’t become a president in numerous occasions amidst criticism from Ruto’s camp.
“I have never said that Ruto will not be allowed to become a president after the August General Elections. If he wins, who am I to say that he cannot become a president?
“I have never said if Ruto wins elections he will not be allowed to become President. I have never used such terms. If you have won elections you have won,” Atwoli stated.
The COTU boss pointed out that he had always meant that Dp Ruto will not get enough votes to make him win the general elections come August 2022.
“What I have said time and again is that people will come out in large numbers to vote and Ruto will not garner numbers to make him president. If in case he wins the elections, it is his constitutional right to be president in a democratic country, ” he stated.