The opposition Forum for Democratic Change has appealed to their counterpart National Unity Platform party to join the looming Soroti by-election in which the former fronted the ousted Moses Attan to compete for the Soroti East division seat.

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The appeal comes barely days after the FDC and NUP chances of unity shrinked following the clashes that ensued in the Makerere University guild election where a UCU student Bewatte Betungura of the FDC died in the scuffle.

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Addressing media this morning, the FDC spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda said he will engage the Secretary general of the National Unity Platform party David Lewis Rubongoya to see if they can combine forces and canvass for votes for the joint opposition candidate Moses Attan.

“This (Soroti East) Parliamentary seat was under Hon. Attan, but unfortunately, his win was nullified by the court. I want to thank the National Unity Platform for the decision to support FDC. An extra opposition candidate would be diversionary,” Nganda said. “I have been in touch with their party Secretary-General, and I hope they’ll find time to come to Soroti during the electoral process,” he added.

The concluded Omoro County by-election saw the FDC and NUP camp divided with both camps fuelling divergent candidates.

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