Taligoola announced the withdrawal on Tuesday at a campaign rally Kaukura Primary School that was attended by President Museveni.
Independent candidate in the Gogonyo County Parliamentary elections Isa Taligoola Bantalib has withdrawn from the race in favor
of the National Resistance Movement-NRM party candidate, Derick Orone.
announced the withdrawal on Tuesday at a campaign rally Kaukura Primary School that was attended
by President Museveni.
Taligoola, his decision to step down came after President Museveni met the
candidates. It is not clear when the
President met the candidates.
said that he will write to the Electoral Commission informing them about the
withdrawal from the race.
his supporters, Orone said that he never wanted any of the candidates to
withdraw from the race because he had spent 700 Million Shillings in the court
and during the campaigns.
members led by the Paliisa NRM District Chairperson George Oule Omoding protested
the presence of Taligoola at the campaign venue but were calmed by the President's security team.
ago, Papa Paul Sande Emokol, the embattled Emorimori of Teso issued a statement
indicating that the National Unity Platform-NUP candidate, Joseph Okoboi
Opoloti had withdrawn from the race.
Pallisa District Electoral Commission Returning Officer, Daniel Othieno,
says that there are three candidates in the race including Okoboi as far
as he is concerned since he hasn't received any formal communication
indicating his withdrawal from the elections.
County seat fell vacant following the court of appeal decision that nullified
Orone’s victory over election irregularities.