Aukot: I’m now Leader of Official Opposition
Thirdway Alliance presidential candidate Ekuru Aukot has claimed that he is now the official opposition leader.
Mr Aukot claimed the title on Twitter Monday evening, moments after conceding defeat to President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Today we take our role as the official opposition and to President @UKenyatta congratulations ,we shall put your government into check .
— #PunguzaMizigo (@EAukot) October 30, 2017
According to the IEBC official results, Mr Kenyatta garnered 7,483,895 votes with Nasa’s Raila Odinga coming second with 73,228 votes.
He had, however, pulled out of the race and says he does not recognize the election.
Dr Aukot came third with 21,333, Abdouba Dida fourth with 14,107 votes.
Japhet Kaluyu managed 8,261 votes, Michael Wainaina 6,007, Joseph Nyagah 5,554 and Cyrus Jirongo 3,832.
“While we might have come a distant third, we will play an effective opposition role now that the other outfit abandoned the role,” said Dr Aukot in his concession speech.
Dr Aukot’s was, however, ridiculed for claiming to be the opposition leader.
H Omondi said: “How bro? You have no single MP! Your votes were competing with the number of polling stations and lost! Auwiii.”
Odumbe Kute added: “The official opposition is the party or coalition that has the second largest number of votes in the national and county assemblies.”
Shadrack Agaki also weighed in: I wish you well compromised gentleman, but wait, how many members of parliament does your party have to keep a rogue regime in check?”