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FDC contests Soroti by-election results


FDC contests Soroti by-election results

The opposition Forum for Democratic Change, FDC party says it will not acknowledge results from Thursday’s Soroti East parliamentary by-election.

On Thursday night, the Soroti City Returning Officer, Christine Eyu declared NRM’s Ariko Herbert Edmund Okworo the elected candidate for Soroti East Division Constituency, Soroti City after he obtained the largest number of votes.

Ariko garnered 9407 votes against his closest rival and FDC candidate Attan Okia Moses’s 8771 votes. The UPC candidate Amuriat Pascal managed to obtain only 115 votes.  

However, despite the EC’s announcement, FDC says it will not acknowledge the results because their win was hijacked.

“Our win has been hijacked by the NRM regime abettors! Without shame, the partisan and closemouthed Uganda Electoral Commission has declared NRM’s candidate. We won’t acknowledge the results of this Soroti’by-election’, which was hosted on violence, voter suppression, ballot stuffing, voter impersonation, ballot rigging and arresting of our polling agents and our leaders,” the party says.

Several party members were arrested in the hours preceding the election.

Sarah K. Biryomumaisho is a Multimedia journalist (Broadcast & Writing) with 11 years of experience. She holds a Diploma in Business Administration from Makerere Business Institute and a Certificate in Media Management from Women in News. She completed a Course in Wikimedia in 2020, making her one of the very few Wikipedia Editors in the country. She also has a certificate in Gender Justice Reporting from The International Women's Media Foundation, IWMF. She has worked with a number of media houses including 6 Radio stations, most recently Galaxy fm 100.2 & Radio 4. She has worked with Andariya Magazine as a writer. Sarah worked as a Digital Communications consultant for the newly revived Uganda Airlines and is also a Digital enthusiast. She owns a Media Organization called TheUgPost that publishes in Uganda and has a global reach. Twitter;

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