Deputy President William Ruto’s 2022 presidential bid could have gained new grounds in the coastal region after newly recruit Eliud Owallo on Saturday, held a consultative meeting with a section of Luo community residents in Mombasa county.
Owallo, who recently defected from Musalia Mudavadi’s ANC party to join William Ruto’s hustler movement, communicated he had a successful breakfast meeting with more than 200 opinion leaders drawn from the Luo community residing in Mombasa county.
“RESOLUTION BY THE LUO COMMUNITY RESIDENT IN MOMBASA 1/This morning I have had a fruitful working breakfast at the Whitesands Hotel ,Mombasa with 200 opinion leaders drawn from the Luo Community resident in Mombasa County. #HustlerNation,” he tweeted.
RESOLUTION BY THE LUO COMMUNITY RESIDENT IN MOMBASA
1/This morning I have had a fruitful working breakfast at the Whitesands Hotel ,Mombasa with 200 opinion leaders drawn from the Luo Community resident in Mombasa County. #HustlerNation pic.twitter.com/5dEtjHj72Z
— Eliud Owalo (@EliudOwalo) October 17, 2020
Owallo was accompanied to the meeting by former Senator Hassan Omar, Nyali MP Mohamed Ali and the Secretary-General of the Dock Workers Union Paul Sang.
The former Kibra constituency candidate termed the meeting’s main agenda as a resolution to convince the community that has for a long time remained under Raila’s candidature, to rally behind William Ruto’s 2022 presidential bid.
“The output of the meeting is a resolution not only to join and spearhead the Hustler movement agenda but also unreservedly rally behind the Hustler Team Leader, DP Bill Ruto’s Presidential Bid,” he added.
The delegation was led by Women leaders Nyawira Awino, Millicent Odinga and MCA Aspirants Ernest Arigi, George Akuno, and Joab Ogango amongst many others.
This comes at a time Owallo, together with a section of Ruto allied leaders from the region led by former Mombasa Senator Omar Hassan, Nyali MP Mohamed Ali, Kilifi’s Aisha Jumwa among others have pitched camps in the coastal region.
The team, which consists of former Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama has been touring Msambweni constituency, popularizing the candidature of William Ruto’s independent candidate Feisal Abdallah.