On Thursday, Amuriat called off his first-day campaigns in Opiyai, Kengere, and Pioneer wards following the death of the UPC councilor in Opiyai ward. He again failed to turn up for the second day of campaigns at Kichinjaji and Akisim wards.
Amuriat, the Uganda Peoples’ Congress- UPC candidate in the Soroti East by-election on Friday missed to campaign in five wards.
On Thursday, Amuriat called off his first-day campaigns in Opiyai, Kengere, and
Pioneer wards following the death of the UPC councilor in Opiyai ward. He again
failed to turn up for the second day of campaigns at Kichinjaji and Akisim
Amuriat told URN that he was not feeling well to continue with the campaign
program. He said that he had assigned his team to carry on with the campaigns. However,
there was no sign of any UPC agents in Kichinjaji and Akism wards except for
the NRM’s Candidate, Herbert Edmund Ariko.
expected in Akisim ward on Wednesday but he was unable to reach the planned
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According to the Electoral Commission campaign program, the UPC candidate is
expected in Opuyo and Central wards on Saturday.
The hunt for votes continues in Soroti as the other two candidates reach voters
in different corners.
Democratic Change-FDC candidate Moses Attan Okia is canvassing votes with the
party’s President, Patrick Amuriat Oboi in Opuyo, Acetgwen, and Campswahili
wards while the NRM’s Herbert Edmund Ariko is in Moruapesur and Kengere wards.
candidate has been joined on the campaign trail by the Prime Minister, Robinah
Nabbanja, the State Minister for Karamoja Affairs, Agnes Nanduttu, and the Teso
Affairs Minister, Kenneth Obote Ongalo.
Ariko has also
been boosted by other government officials including the Deputy Speaker of
Parliament, Thomas Tayebwa, and Minister of Health, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng among
The Soroti East MP by-elections are scheduled for Thursday after the
Court of Appeal nullified the election of Attan Okia in May over the erroneous
annexation of Aloet and Opiyai wards to Soroti West Constituency.