The former gospel singer Willy Paul has has cut links with the Mombasa Governor Hassan as politicians flex muscles to shape campaigns for 2022 polls.
While Willie Paul’s rival Bahati was performing in Jubilee rallies and sitting on the president’s chair ahead of 2017, the controversial Willy Paul was performing for Joho who gifted him cash and cars.
Politically that may ‘sway’ the direction the thousands of young voters following Willy Paul may vote.
The controversial singer was at the residence of the Deputy President William Ruto in Karen where they took photos after the meeting.
During an engagement with Wilson Abubakar Radido, popularly known as Willy Paul of the popular hit song “Sitolia”. We agreed to partner in our journey to make the creative economy flourish, Karen, Nairobi County. pic.twitter.com/OcmErtOKX7
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) October 28, 2020
As Willie Paul joins Singer Bahati in the ‘Hustlers Camp’, the flashy Mombasa Governor is left hanging and partying with Bongo singers and Mombasa based artists.
Ruto’s move to use singer Willie Paul is aimed attracting the youth vote which will be critical in deciding the 2022 presidential winner.
Even in the coming 2020 U.S elections, a high youth voter turnout is expected in what seem to be the trend world over.
On Tuesday, a panel of activists, academics, and students discussed the role of young voters and the importance of youth voter turnout in the upcoming 2020 presidential election.
The talk that was hosted by Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and the Institute of Politics focused on the marked increase in young voter registration between the 2016 presidential election and the 2018 midterm elections.
The discussions also touched on the substantial power that young voters wield in the upcoming November 3 elections.
Back home, DP is scheming to mobilise the youth as he plots to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2022 and he is doing so by wooing young entertainers and sportsmen to his side.
Singer Bahati, Antoneosol and Comedian Obinah are already working with the DP’s Hustler Movement.
Angry ODM followers expressed their disappointment in Willy Paul but did not blame their deputy party leader for letting the young man slip. They mocked the DP to gift the singer with a wheelbarrow.