Thirdway Alliance has said it will not field a presidential candidate in 2022.
Party secretary general Fredrick Okango said in a statement on Monday that instead, the party will field candidates in all the other elective positions in a bid to foster partnerships with like-minded political parties.
“A majority of Kenyans believe that diversity is our greatest strength. That protest is among the highest forms of patriotism. That our fates and fortunes are bound to rise and fall together. That even when we fall short of our highest ideals,” he said.
“We never stop trying to build a more perfect union hence the reason we as Thirdway Alliance Kenya will NOT be fielding a Presidential candidate in 2022 but rather, we will be fielding candidates.”
During the 2017 presidential elections, Thirdway’s flagbearer Ekuru Aukot gurnard 21,333 votes, equal to 0.28 per cent of the total votes that were cast.
Okango said the call for the aspirants who will be seeking various elective positions apart from the top seat in the country using the party ticket is already out.
“Our doors are open to all, and our party tickets are available based on qualification, moral and social integrity as well as fair representation.”
At the same time, he said that the party will continue fighting to repair the soul of the nation, using the spirit of Punguza Mizigo Kenya.
“To turn this crisis into a crucible, from which we will forge a stronger, brighter, and more equitable future. We must right the wrongs in our democracy, redress the systemic injustices that have long plagued our society, throw open the doors of opportunity for all Kenyans, and reinvent our institutions.”
As the countdown to the next general elections continues and political parties seeking to re-align, Thirdway has not been left behind.
It said that it will ensure that leaders of unblemished integrity clinch to power, which will be achieved by exercising sovereign power through voting and partnerships.
“Come August 9, 2022, we will be going to the ballot to choose something more than candidates in various elective positions. The character will be on the ballot in this coming election. The character of our Candidates yes, but more than that: the character of our democracy, our society, and our leadership in the eyes of the world.”