By Whispers Correspondent
National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Barre Duale insists that all politicians have no choice other than to support the unity deal between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Right honourable Raila Odinga. Hon Duale has reiterated his total support for Building Bridges Initiatives (BBI) that might come with a possibility of referendum.
For months now, a team closely associated with Deputy President William Ruto have expressed dissatisfaction and skepticism in the famous handshake, claiming that it’s a move to sabotage the DP’s quest to succeed Uhuru.
But over the weekend, in a move that could be strategic, the Garissa Town MP has dropped his opposition on the Handshake, insisting that all leaders ought to support it.
“We will support the unity, cohesiveness, reconciliation of our two leaders (Raila and Uhuru). We have no choice. They have put us on the path of reconciliation, on the path of cohesiveness, on the path of unity.”
“When Uhuru says this is the position, all of us from the Deputy President to the smallest person , we say yes Sir. And I am sure when my former party leader and Prime Minister says so, we shall do it. The problem isn’t them, the problem is their lieutenants,” Duale said.
Watch the clip below to see Hon. Duale’s statement;
This is the first time Duale is pledging support to the handshake having opposed it when it was first made public. His latest pronouncement could cause jitters within Tanga Tanga team.
Apparently, his position comes just barely hours after DP William Ruto on Friday promised loyalty to the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta during the requiem mass of the late Governor Laboso in Bomet. Deputy President Ruto has been critical of the handshake.
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