Roots party presidential candidate Prof George Wajackoyah

Roots Party presidential candidate George Wajackoyah has denied supporting Raila Odinga, his competitor from Azimio la Umoja – One Kenya ticket, in the August 9 presidential election.

He was seen in a viral video praising the ODM party chief at a Kisumu nightclub, which led to rumors that he had supported Raila’s campaign.

“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,” he said in the trending video.

Wajackoyah, however, refuted the allegations in an interview with a local newspaper, claiming that his comments had been misinterpreted.

“I have seen the video. You know people are just mad. William Ruto’s people have created an image of me on Facebook saying I am supporting him. Some are saying I have endorsed Raila,” he stated in the interview with the standard.

“Yes, I said those words, that I look up to Raila just like I what I said about Ruto in Eldoret. I was acknowledging what Raila has done in Nyanza, and what he has done for the people. What is wrong is that?” he stated.

Wajackoyah and Agano party’s David Mwaure Waihiga scored 2 per cent and 0.3 per cent respectively in the recent infotrak polls.