Ford Kenya party allied lawmaker Richard Onyonka has insisted that MPs supporting deputy president William Ruto for the presidency in 2022 realized they won't stop Building Bridges Initiative forums thus had to jump ship.

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The Kitutu Chache South legislator argued that the politicians allied to DP Ruto had no option rather than joining BBI since they could have been rendered politically irrelevant.

"DP Ruto's allies could not manage to stop BBI because it is an initiative of President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga. The Ruto allied leaders had to join to remain politically relevant," he said.

Onyonka noted that Kenyans should have a say in the BBI and as well decide on who should lead this country once President Uhuru retires in 2022.

According to the lawmaker, DP Ruto should go slow in his bid to become the president because he can not vote for himself. 

"The few leaders pushing for DP Ruto's presidency will not deliver votes to him. I urge DP Ruto to respect the decision the president is making and advise his close allies not to oppose otherwise, he will end up being in opposition come 2022," he added.

He was speaking during an interview on Monday morning at NTV.