Agano Party leader and presidential candidate Waihiga Mwaure has conceded defeat and endorsed Deputy President William Ruto as vote tallying process is underway at Bomas of Kenya.
During a press briefing, Mwaure stated that he had seen the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) results in favour of Ruto and that he agreed with the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) manifesto.
“After deep discussions with our teams in Bomas, we have also been following the ongoing process and indicate that the figures are and have consistently and undoubtedly been in favour of William Ruto,” he said.
Mwaure further noted that there is choreographed plan to interfere with the verification process and the results.
He called for a stop to that by all those who are trying to interfere with the ongoing process.
“As we concede, we hereby want to thank our families, secretariat, families, and those who voted and played for us. We wish to call on IEBC to be firm and steadfast and resolute on its task and mandate and announce the leading winner of the presidential election, when that time in their considered opinion comes.,” Mwaure stated.
Yesterday, a scuffle ensued at the Bomas of Kenya after Azimio One Kenya coalition and United Democratic Alliance (UDA) presidential agents clashed over verification of Form 34B.
With tension gripping most parts of the country over the presidential results, party agents at the national tallying center disagreed over what some termed as vote rigging.
The drama started when Kanchory, Raila’s chief agent, was blocked from accessing the tallying area.
A shouting match ensued immediately with the leaders throwing words at each other to the dismay of the IEBC officials verifying votes.
“I want to declare that this place is now a crime scene,” said Kanchory, who forcefully made his way into the tallying area.
The drama that almost degenerated into a fist fight between the two opposing sides forced the Commission to deploy anti-riot police officers at the auditorium.