Big Loss for Raila as Ekuru Aukot Makes U-Turn on Elections

Ekuru Aukot makes u-turn days to elections.

On Friday, Aukot stated that he does not want the other candidates to be in the presidential race as the High Court only allowed him to participate.

However, the lawyer has shifted from his previous position and now welcomes the inclusion of the other candidate as Gazzeted by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

This comes after a meeting with the electoral body.

"After our meeting with the IEBC yesterday, we are somewhat convinced that the IEBC had addressed some of the issues pointed out by the Supreme Court as the illegalities and irregularities in the August 8 elections," Aukot said.

Aukot also dropped his pursuit for reforms at the IEBC before the fresh elections could be held.

This can be a major blow for NASA Presidential candidate, who is also pursuing reforms at IEBC before elections can be conducted.

At the same time, the Thirdway Alliance candidate noted that the October 26 elections should proceed.

He highlighted that the polls cannot stop because the former Prime Minister had withdrawn

"The fresh election cannot be predicated on the decision of one candidate. If one candidate chooses to withdraw, Kenya cannot come to a standstill," he said

He criticized IEBC for forcing Odinga to be on the ballot against his wish.

"When a candidate writes to say they have withdrawn, why are you forcing him on the ballot? When the High Court says include the name of Aukot in the ballot, why do you go on a fishing expedition for everybody else?" Aukot posed.

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