Roots Party presidential candidate George Wajackoyah has denied claims that he has endorsed Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance presidential candidate Raila Odinga.
This is after a viral video captured the controversial politician seemingly declaring his support for the ODM leader.
Wajackoyah was campaigning at an entertainment joint in Kisumu when he made the remarks.
“I am here to join the battle of liberators in this country and the person who makes me stand here is none other than Raila Amollo Odinga,” Wajackoyah said.
However, in a statement on Wednesday, August 3, Wajackoyah dismissed the clip noting that he was still in the presidential race.
He noted that his words were taken out of context, adding that the video is doctored.
“We would like to categorically state that we have a presidential candidate who is on the Ballot and will win this Election. We have not and will not endorse any other candidate.
“We would like to distance ourselves from those claims and assure our supporters that victory is coming,” their statement read in part.
Presidential candidate Wajackoyah endorses Raila's presidency bid pic.twitter.com/xVkjq743jt
— NTV Kenya (@ntvkenya) August 3, 2022
As earlier reported on GOTTA.news, Wajackoyah claimed that he was offered money to drop his presidential bid.
Speaking during a recent campaign trail, the law professor claimed the he received a KSh 200 million offer to opt out of the presidential race.
He, however, clarified that he turned down the offer arguing that his political rivals had been threatened by his rising popularity.
He maintained that he was determined to clinch the top seat in the August poll and he will fight to the last minute.
“Recently they came to my place and said that this Wajackoyah, why don’t we just pay him Ksh.200 million so that he can drop his bid,” Wajackoyah said in a viral video
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“I looked at them and told them that I am the most learned man in Africa and I cannot be compromised. I have worked in higher places like the United Kingdom and I can never betray the cause of young people,” Wajackoyah said.
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