F.D.C And N.U.P Unite To Campaign In Soroti-East By-election
By Afayo Shadrach Bethel
A joint force of Opposition leaders from the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) and National Unity Platform (NUP) pitched camp in Soroti District yesterday as they campaigned for FDC candidate Moses Attan in the Soroti City East by-election.
Dr Kizza Besigye, a four-time presidential candidate, said this by-election should unite Ugandans to fight against the high cost of living in the country.
Mr Besigye said the budget of Uganda needs to be restructured because it is straining the taxpayers, adding that the State House spends more than Shs2b daily.
Mr Robert Kyagulanyi, the leader of NUP, said in the last campaign, NUP and FDC had candidates but Mr Attan won adding that the President is determined to reduce the number of Opposition members in Parliament for him to manipulate the legislature.
Mr Kyagulanyi said disunity works to the advantage of Museveni, adding that the President operates by buying Opposition leaders.
While Mr Erias Lukwago, the Lord Mayor of Kampala, appealed to the people of Soroti to use this election to demonstrate their dissatisfaction with the government.