Ssempijja, who spoke after Bagiire said that they suffered the wrath of the voters when some of his opponents spread lies about the alleged theft of money from desert locust interventions. He noted that even after being cleared by the auditor general, there was nothing much left to save him.
Agricultural Ministry officials led by the Minister, Vincent Ssempijja and his junior minister in charge of agriculture, Henry Aggrey Bagiire received the equipment at Soroti Flying School grounds on Friday afternoon.
The application is seeking review of November 26th, 2020 ruling where Justice Masalu reverted Aloet and Opiyai wards to Soroti City West Division. The wards, that were initially in Soroti City West during creation of Soroti City were moved to Soroti City East Division. The application is also seeking to nullify elections of Soroti City.
In Soroti district, the Return Form for Transmission of Results Woman parliamentary elections had 2,618 votes above the presidential score of 64,937 valid votes while Serere district had 2,019 votes above the presidential tally of 75,276 valid votes cast for all the eleven candidates.
The Commission Spokesman, Paul Bukenya said they declared Achayo after adding votes from eleven polling stations that had missed when Abala was declared. Abala will not any of this, saying he is already consulting his lawyers to petition High Court over the matter.
Ariko, who lost to FDC’s Moses Attan Okia in the Soroti City East Division seat is aggrieved by the ruling of Soroti High Court Judge, Justice Wilson Musene Musalu that reverted Aloet and Opiyai wards to Soroti City West Division.
The MP is aggrieved by the ruling of Soroti City boundaries that put Aloet and Opiyai wards to Soroti City West Division. According to Ariko, the two wards were in Soroti City East Division but erroneously annexed to Soroti West Division, something that caused him victory.
Before the commencement of road works, Soroti City authorities issued notices to all the affected persons to leave but they didn’t heed to the warnings. Some of the affected residents even attempted to fight City officials and the Police who went to the sites on Monday.
In a statement through the Prime Minister, Iteso Cultural Union, Augustine Omare, Emorimor said that the Teso region has many issues that need a united force to address, adding that this can only be achieved when all leaders in the region unite for a common cause.
On November 7th, 2019, the House of Bishops announced Rev. Charles Okunya Oode bishop-elect for Kumi Diocese. However, Rev. Okunya’s election was overturned by the House of Bishops on February 5th, 2020. The then Archbishop of Church of Uganda, Stanley Ntangali appointed retired bishop of Lango Diocese, Rt. Rev. Charles Odurkami as the caretaker of the Diocese.
Patrick Okiror, a Candidate for Orungo Town Council LCIII seat said that voters asked him for transport to reach the polling stations. Okiror is worried about the outcome of the polls since few people will now determine the next leader.
Up to 8:00am, some of the polling stations in Soroti City had not opened the ballot boxes. Similar situation was recorded in Mukono and Buikwe in Central Buganda, Ntoroko, Kabarole and Kyenjojo in Tooro sub region, Luweero, Masaka, among others.
This election, which marks the final national electoral activity under the Roadmap for General Elections 2021, is expected to take place in 2,190 Sub Counties, Town Councils and Municipal Divisions, located in 135 districts. There will no elections in the 10 cities and Kampala Capital City.
During the commissioning of the market, the Soroti City Clerk, Soroti City Clerk Moses Otimong, said it would start operating within two weeks’ time. He said once fully occupied the market, will contribute Shillings 780 million for Soroti City annually, compared to Shillings 30 million Soroti Municipality was collecting from the market monthly.
The dismissed applications were filed in relations to the election results of Kapelebyong County, Kapelebyong Woman, Gweri County and Soroti County Members of parliament. The Kapelebyong County dispute involved the incumbent, Julius Ocen and newly elected MP, Anthony Esenu.