The National Unity Platform party says they will not front a candidate in Soroti, where the incumbent Forum for Democratic Change party MP Attan Moses was ejected by a court verdict issued last month.
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According to the top notch party leaders, NUP resolved to work with the FDC in the interest of the opposition at large despite the fact that on ground, several youth back the red camp of Hon. Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert aka Bobi Wine.
In a statement published on the party social media handles, NUP explains why they will back FDC despite the bickering between supporters and leaders of either fronts. In the concluded Omoro by-election, the FDC party president Eng. Patrick Amuriat Oboi was heard rallying voters to shun the NUP camp which he accused with killing the late Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah.
The National Unity Platform (NUP) has taken a decision not to field a candidate in the upcoming by-election for Soroti East Constituency in Soroti City. The Party will back the FDC candidate Hon. Attan Moses.
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!