The leading opposition party National Unity Platform (NUP) has announced that they will not front any candidate for the upcoming by-election for Soroti East Constituency in Soroti City but rather supports FDC’s sole candidate Attan Moses.
Through their socials, NUP said that “Although we had very good potential candidates in Soroti, we are doing this in the broader interest of the unity of the Forces of Change. We believe that Hon. Attan legitimately won the previous election which was interrupted by a court decision. Therefore, we shall be supporting him, and rallying the people of Soroti to take him back to Parliament. We are stronger when we come together!”
On May 24, the Court of Appeal judges, Cheborion Barishaki, Stephen Musota, and Christopher Gashirabake, upheld the High Court judgment nullifying the election of Moses Attan and ordered the Electoral Commission to conduct by-elections.
The campaign meetings for candidates will be held from July 21 to July 26. Then, the people of Soroti East Constituency will go to the polls on Thursday, July 28.