I am confident I will win through free, fair and credible process – Wajackoyah
Roots party presidential candidate George Wajackoyah insists he is in the race to win.
Despite provisional results showing that the acclaimed lawyer-turned-politician won't make it in his bid to the house on the hill, the candidate remains upbeat about his dream.
In a statement on Sunday, August 14, Wajackoyah, through Roots party secretary-general Adam Kadernani, said he 'will win through a free, fair and credible process.'
Wajackoyah asks Kenyans to remain calm
He urged Kenyans to maintain peace as the tallying of the presidential results continues at Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi.
The Roots party boss said he will give a detailed statement after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) announces the final results.
"As you are aware, our Presidential Candidate Prof George Wajackoyah is one among four Kenyans who are seeking the highest office in the land to transform our country and make Kenya an economic giant. The first phase was exercised by the citizenry, and the second phase by the IEBC, the body constitutionally mandated to tally the votes and announce a winner.
"Our presidential candidate Prof George Wajackoyah would like Kenyans to maintain peace and accord the IEBC the patience it deserves in tallying the votes," the statement read in part.
The party added: "We are confident that we will win through a fair, free and credible process. Our Candidate will address the Nation after the official announcement by IEBC. Keep peace, love your neighbor. Kenya is bigger than all of us."
The party issued the statement moments after Agano party candidate David Mwaure Waihiga conceded defeat.
Speaking to members of the press in Nairobi, Waihiga, who has been trailing fourth in the presidential contest, also endorsed Kenya Kwanza's opponent William Ruto, after what he termed as wide consultations.
"We wish to concede defeat in the presidential elections in the republic of Kenya of the year 2022 with verification on going in Bomas. This we are doing after seeing what our performance has been, after deep discussions with our teams in Bomas and after consulting widely," Mwaure said.
The cleric-turned politician said the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party candidate has a better chance of clinching the seat.
"As we concede we also endorse the winning friend and the person of his Excellency William Ruto and urge IEBC to be fervent in declaring his win when it's time to do so."
While defending his move to throw his weight behind Ruto, Waihiga indicated that the Kenya Kwanza manifesto aligns with that of the Agano party.
"We agree with him on the need to ensure Kenya remains a God-fearing nation. We also agree with him on his pursuit to ensure freedom of worship for all faith is maintained and his promise to ensure the church and other faith are protected," he added.
"We also agree with him on his stand on the Christian churches and other faiths' values and values that are accepted by our African cultures."