Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula has set the ball rolling on his presidential ambitions after his party announced him as its 2022 candidate.
The Ford Kenya National Delegates Conference (NDC) endorsed Wetangula as the party’s flagbearer on Thursday, November 4.
Wetangula said should he be elected president, his government would prioritise single mothers in a bid to empower them and give them equal rights.
“If Ford Kenya is given mandate to fly the OKA flag in 2022, my government will put more focus and attention to single mothers and ensure they enjoy their rights as any other mothers by giving bursaries to their children,” he said.
The Bungoma Senator assured party delegates and Kenyans at large that he is a humble leader.
“I want to assure Kenyans, I want to assure Ford Kenya, that in me you have a leader who will not exalt himself but who will humble himself in every situation. What I don’t know and you know, I have a duty to learn from you; what you don’t know and I know, I have a duty to tell you without being arrogant,” he said.
Wetangula added: “In life, there will be those who will try to hate you, there will be those who will try to berate you, but there will never be those who will stop you, focus on what you want to do. And to my OKA brothers, take a leaf from Winston Churchill, who said you will never finish your journey if you stop to waste time at every barking dog.”
The Ford Kenya leader implored his fellow One Kenya Alliance (OKA) co-principals Gideon Moi, Kalonzo Musyoka and Musalia Mudavadi to back him to fly the coalition’s flag in the 2022 presidential election.