Thirdway Alliance presidential candidate Ekuru Aukot has rubbished reports that he plans to withdraw from the October 26th repeat election in a style similar to National Super Alliance (NASA)'s Raila Odinga.
Hours after the high court ordered Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to include his name on the ballot for the fresh election, there were quotes doing round im the internet that Aukot had declared he would bow out of the race, if Raila Odinga would not be im the ballot.
"I am no longer interested in vying for the Presidency if Raila's names won't be there, Reforms must be effected first!" The quote that was highly shared on social media said.
However, Ekuru was quick to dismiss the fake statement and asked Kenyans to ignore such propaganda.
"Kenyans shouldn't listen to propaganda being peddled that I have withdrawn from presidential race. I will be in the ballot on 26.10.17," Aukot said in a Tweet.
Questioned whether Aukot would bow out of the race, his lawyer Elias Mutuma said that his client will be in the race and has no plans to withdraw.
"Why should we go to the court to seek order to be allowed in the ballot, then withdraw from the race. What was the point of going to the court then," Mutuma said on Citizen TV's JKL show on Wednesday night.
High Court judge Justice Johh Mativo ruled that the electoral commission violated Aukot's rights to an election by locking him out of the race, and ordered IEBC to include him in the ballot for October 26th race.