Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok has reiterated his support for Deputy President William Ruto's 2022 presidential bid.

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This comes about a month after he endorsed Ruto for the top seat, saying that he will join the rest of Rift Valley governor's in pushing the DP's agenda in the much-awaited race.

Speaking on Friday, Nanok noted that he will also be at the forefront of opposing the proposed referendum, terming it bad for the pastoralist communities.

Nanok said that the referendum is further aimed at locking the DP out of the race and urged his West Pokot counterpart John Lonyangapuo to join the course.

“There is no time to campaign for a referendum before 2022 elections and if it will be there we will wait it out. I urge West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo to support our deputy president to clinch the presidential seat in 2022," said Nanok as quoted by the Standard.

However, in his response, Lonyangapuo said that he is yet to settle on his preferred candidate, and will have to take a keen look at the candidates before making a choice.

“I will look at the leadership structure of an individual. Come 2022 I will rally West Pokot voters to a person who has initiated projects in our county,” said Lonyangapuo.

The leaders spoke in the presence of the DP who opened a library at the Kapenguria Boys High School.

Nanok is in office courtesy of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party whose leader Raila Odinga is a critic of the DP.