Although voting opened across the two divisions in Soroti, there were no ballot papers for all the 25 wards in the city, causing anxiety among voters and candidates who wanted the entire exercise to be called off. But after consultations, the election was reopened for only the Division Mayors and Women representatives.
Upon arrival at the polling station, voters are expected to join a queue and access a handwashing sanitizing zone. From here, they will go to the Biometric Voter Verification Kit (BVVK) table for verification. This process involves confirming if the person is of voting age and that their names appear on the voter's register.
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.
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.
According to Justice Odoki, while applying the principle of Substantial Effect, court has to evaluate the whole process of the election to determine how the vote theft affected the final results and assess the degree of the effect.
Muntu told a campaign meeting in Teso on Thursday that Uganda’s next leadership needs tested persons who will build institutions like the judiciary, parliament, among others to streamline operations in-country.
In a press conference held at Timisha Hotel in Soroti City on Monday, Mao said that although government through President Yoweri Museveni has promised to compensate the people in Teso over the years in vain, the compensation shouldn’t be the goodwill of one individual but the responsibility of government to the people of Teso.
Amuriat says that Soroti, being his home and the genesis of his political career will be best suited for the launch of his historic journey in politics. He was speaking during a radio Talkshow in Soroti district last evening.
“I wish to confirm to you that Dr. Abraham Isamat is a senior Veterinary Officer in Ngora District; who I heard was intending to contest for Kapir Constituency in Ngora in the general elections for 2021. I wish to state however that by close of business today 14th, September, 2020, he had not yet submitted his resignation letter”, the CAO’s letter reads.
The clashes between supporters of the incumbent, Violet Adome Akurut and former Education Minister, Jessica Alupo occurred in Katakwi Market area as some of the attacked boda- boda cyclists for carrying posters of candidates.
Otekat is among the three persons from Teso Sub Region who have expressed interest to represent the elderly from Eastern Uganda in Parliament. The others are a retired accountant from the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, George Olupot Ewalu and Florence Among, the Vice-Chairperson National Network for Older Persons Organizations of Uganda (NNOPU).