ODM Secretary-General Edwin Sifuna has rubbished resignation calls after the former Presidential aspirant Ekuru Aukot’s Punguza Mzigo referendum bid managed to garner over 1 million signatures.
In a viral video while in an interview, Sifuna had vowed to resign in case Ekuru Aukot’s led Punguza Mzigo initiative garnered the required 1 million signatures for referendum push.
“I know what it takes to raise 1 million signatures. Third way Alliance in this country is a nuisance, they are here for nuisance value. I can guarantee you and I can bet here in front of this country that if Thirdway Alliance is able to get a million signatures, I will resign as Secretary-General of ODM. I know for a fact they cannot do it,” he said.
— Patrick Sindani (@PatrickSindani3) July 19, 2019
On Friday, KOT went nuts on the secretary-general demanding that he keeps his promise and resign from the to ODM post.
In response, Sifuna sarcastically dismissed the calls arguing that he wasn’t the one speaking nor does he know KBC and he better die.
“”It wasn’t me.I was misquoted.I don’t recall. I said re-sign not resign. I would rather die. I’ve never been on KBC. I don’t know who Third Way are. Take your pick! This is a WIND ASSISTED and pyrhic “victory” but all the best to @EAukot @fokango and their #PunguzaMizigoBill2019,” he wrote.
It wasn’t me.
I was misquoted.
I don’t recall.
I said re-sign not resign.
I wld rather die.
I’ve never been on KBC
I don’t know who Third Way are
Take your pick!
— Edwin Sifuna (@edwinsifuna) July 19, 2019
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Thursday verified that Ekuru Aukot’s ‘Punguza Mzigo’ Initiative pushing for a constitutional amendment indeed met the required threshold of at least one million signatures.
The commission stated that the initiative – sponsored by Aukot’s Thirdway Alliance Kenya Party – was supported by a total of 1,222,541 registered voters.
IEBC further stated that the Aukot-led party delivered to the commission a draft Constitutional Amendment Bill and details of supporters of the draft Bill both in soft and hard copy on February 28, 2019.