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FDC contests Soroti by-election results

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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 Biryomumaisho is a multitalented freelance journalist with 10 years of experience in broadcast and publishing. She has worked with several radio stations and online publications. Twitter; https://twitter.com/BiryomumaishoB

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