Deputy President William Ruto has issued a tough ultimatum to the leadership of the country over the implementation of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).
Ruto, who spoke on Monday during the Mumboha Hustlers Cup, Luanda, in Vihiga county, said the leadership of the country should not be decided in boardrooms.
During hustlers tournament finals at Mumboha Stadium, Luanda, Vihiga County. pic.twitter.com/7vAEvGs4Nm
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) December 23, 2019
“If they want a parliamentary system, presidential system or whatever name it will be called, so long as the people decide, it is fine,” he said.
The country’s second in command, however, said he had no problem if a constitutional change brought about by BBI will settle for a parliamentary or presidential system of government.
“We have no problem with BBI being subjected to a referendum or through Parliament. As long as the people are comfortable we will move forward,” Ruto who was accompanied by footballer MacDonald Mariga said.
DP Ruto issues ultimatum over BBI implementation pic.twitter.com/U5UhB6NTu7
— Daily Nation (@dailynation) December 23, 2019
The DP had recently alleged that there was a plot by BBI proponents to set him up to oppose the popular vote, thus making him look bad, a spoiler and thus brand him as “the enemy of the people”.