NUP and FDC call for unity ahead of by-elections in Soroti city east

Posted on Jul 27, 2022
By Nathan Eyaguxxx

SOROTI - As Soroti city east goes for polling on Thursday 28th July 2022, NUP and FDC opposition parties have called for unity and peace following the tight contest as different parties hunt for votes for their candidates.


While addressing voters early yesterday in Soroti city, Robert Kyagulanyi the party president for the National Unity Platform (NUP) Robert Kyagulanyi said that if they unite now they would remove president Museveni who wants to see the opposition out of parliament for his own benefits.


‘’We believe anybody is a good MP so long as it’s not Museveni MP, I call upon you all to vote for Attan as we shall be waiting to see him swear in parliament’’, he said.


“The bigwigs in NRM have come to try to wrestle Teso from us and we come here to defend our position. It’s quite significant that we have to defend our seat,” Said Amuriat Oboi the FDC party president while addressing the Press in Soroti town.


He further noted that as opposition parties they are going to defeat the NRM party in a landslide if the polls go free and fair.


Dr. Besigye retaliated his determination to awaken Ugandans to the crisis facing them, with regard to the rise in the cost of living with his red card campaign as he calls all people to say no to the increasing prices of goods in the country.


It should also be noted that the Soroti city east by-elections came up after the Court of Appeal nullified the Soroti East election results in May 2022 over boundaries demarcations that erroneously annexed Aloet and Opiyai wards to Soroti West Constituency. The ruling followed a petition by the former Soroti Municipality MP, Herbert Edmund Ariko, who said that he lost the 2021 general elections because his strongholds (Aloet and Opiyai) were disenfranchised.


Soroti City East will be going for polls on July 28, 2022, as the race will be amongst Amuriat Pascal (UPC), Ariko Herbert Edmund (NRM), and Attan Okia Moses (FDC).

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