On Monday, Dakabela County MP in Soroti, Cosmas Elotu who is also the NRM flag bearer in accused the party Chairperson in Soroti, Charles Elasu for allegedly campaigning for his rival, an independent candidate, Peter Edopu Edepu.
Unlike in 2016 general elections where the WSR was only visible in Kampala, this year, the platform has opened three other regional Physical Situation Rooms to contribute to its agenda. The WSR is now visible in 30 districts across the country that will be hosted in Gulu, Kampala, Mbarara and Soroti.
Paul Omer, the Interim Soroti City Mayor and head of Amuriat’s campaign in Teso and Karamoja says that their candidate has very higher chances in the region. He explains that Amuriat has proposed better strategies to improve education and agricultural sectors in the country.
"Following the pending process and activities in the Diocese, this is to request you to continue as caretaker Bishop of Kumi Diocese until a substantive Bishop is elected and consecrated." the letter reads in part.
Akello who was reading her father’s biography concluded with a piece of advice to the mourners to avoid practices that are detrimental to their lives. She said that her father had history of smoking for about 10 years in his youthful age but the effects of the vice showed up when he was 62 years when he least expected.
Mukula, in the company of Gweri County NRM flag bearer, Richard Elimu ferried over 700 former militias to Timisha Hotel in Soroti City where he promised to convince President Museveni to have Arrow Boys recognized with medals in June.
Robert Kyagulanyi, Mugisha Muntu, Willy Mayambala, John Katumba and Fred Mwesigye plus all independent candidates were neither hosted physically nor virtually by any of the five top radio stations in the region.
While delivering his New Year message at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Bishop Odongo said that it is a shame to live in a country which prioritizes procurement of tear gas yet there are no drugs in health facilities.
Amuriat argues that there need to compensate those who lost lives during the insurgency. He also argues that the auxiliary force of the UPDF needs to be appreciated for the effort in restoring security in the region.
The FDC situation in the region has been made worse by the exodus of all the three party MPs, who have now become independent candidates after internal conflicts following the party’s presidential elections in 2017.