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FDC releases list of Party leaders arrested in Soroti


FDC releases list of Party leaders arrested in Soroti

The opposition Forum for Democratic Change, FDC party has released a list of 34 leaders who were arrested last night and this morning in Soroti, where they are overseeing the Soroti East Parliamentary by-election.

The list includes; Hon. Eng. Patrick Oboi Amuriat, Party President, Hon. William Nzoghu the Deputy President, Hon. Centenary Robert, Mobilizer, Hon. Nyanjura Doreen, the Deputy Lord Mayor and Micheal Emorut –POA’s driver.

Others on the list are; Augustine Ojobile the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Omer Paul the Mayor Soroti East Division, Denis Nono, Oboi Rajab, Elenyu John Calvin, Okwi Justine Kokas, Kassim Ogwang-PA to Hon. Attan, Jafar –Attan’s driver, Ojakol Moses and Eigu Daniel-Chairpersons FDC Soroti.

The other party members who have been arrested include; Acen Jane, Wanyera Simon, Mama Kevin -Opuyo coordinator, Erongu Moses, David Eguru, Ekou Robert, Edatu Joseph, Donge Pius, Okwii Emmanuel, Ramazan Rajab, Erwau, Kakeeto William, Counsel Buyondo Henry Patrick, Hakim Bukenya and Ms Wokuri Madanda.

The list ALSO includes Turyatemba Norman, Darlington Baryabarema Western Coordinator, Joan the FDC Eastern Coordinator and Chagga Oyat.

Police earlier confirmed the arrest of over 42 members of the party for campaigning outside the stipulated time of 6:00 pm.

The party indicates that this is a partial list of those whose arrests they have confirmed, while others have not been reached yet.

“This operation was commanded by an ordinary hired goon Karangwa from Jinja/Kayunga & Ssegujja. It’s appalling that Commissioners of Police, RPC, & DPCs are getting instructions from these goons who have taken over security in Soroti. All men save for women were driven to Dokolo CPS,” the party adds.

ASP Ageca Oscar Gregory the PRO, East Kyoga insists there is a lot of political propaganda and that the police will only arrest those acting against the law.

Polls opened this morning to elect a member of Parliament for Soroti East following the annulment of FDC’s Moses Attan’s election by the Court of Appeal. The Court of Appeal nullified his victory over the boundary demarcation that wrongfully annexed Aloet and Opiyai wards into the Soroti West constituency.

The other two candidates in the race are Herbert Edmund Ariko of NRM and Pascal Amuriat of Uganda People’s Congress.

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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