During the candidate's briefing by the Electoral Commission and security agencies at Soroti University on Wednesday evening, Nathan Nandala Mafabi, the FDC Secretary General tasked the commission and security heads to explain why the numberless vehicles are on the streets.
There was an increase in the number of numberless vehicles and security points in
Soroti city Wednesday night ahead of the Soroti East MP by-
election. Although the numberless vehicles started arriving in Soroti city on Monday, security started mounting roadblocks on Wednesday evening, the eve of the by-election.
The numberless vehicles comprise police patrol cars, RDC’s double
cabins and executive cars driven by the ministers, the NRM bigwigs and drones. They
are seen patrolling the streets in Soroti without any interference by the
The development triggered concern from the opposition Forum for
Democratic Change- FDC party members. They say that the existence of the numberless vehicles,
some of which are covered or plucked out by the occupants is suspicious. The FDC members, whose candidate was ejected from Parliament by the Court of Appeal, said the ruling party used similar methods in Omoro to secure
During the candidate's briefing by the Electoral Commission
and security agencies at Soroti University on Wednesday evening, Nathan Nandala
Mafabi, the FDC Secretary General tasked the commission and security heads to explain why the numberless vehicles are on the streets. Mafabi and his party president, Patrick Amuriat Oboi, said
that they are going to attack the numberless vehicles should
they be seen interfering with the polls.
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However, both the police and Electoral Commission officials said that they
are not aware of the numberless vehicle in town. Moses Mwanga, the East Kyoga Regional
Police Commander, promised to track the said
vehicles using the Closed- Circuit Television CCTVs if they are indeed in the
Oscar Gregg Ageca, the East Kyoga Regional Police Spokesman, said that the concerned residents should report the suspicious
vehicles to the police. But at Soroti University, the police and the army were
the ones guarding the numberless vehicles. The guards wouldn’t allow any
Journalist with a camera or phone to take photos of the numberless vehicles
at the university.
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When asked, Mwanga said that roadblocks are meant for security
purposes. The roadblocks are mounted along all the highways leading to the city. The voters are expected to decide between the Forum of Democratic Change (FDC) party candidate, Moses
Attan Okia, the National Resistance Movement (NRM) candidate, Herbert Edmond Ariko and
Pascal Amuriat from Uganda People’s Congress (UPC).