F.D.C To Petition Soroti East By-Election Results
By AFAYO SHADRACH BETHEL
The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has said it will lodge a petition challenging the results of the just concluded Soroti East by-election that saw NRM’s Herbert Ariko declared the winner.
The by-election was characterised by high presence of the armed forces, police and the army- and massive arrests of FDC members, including the party president, Patrick Amuriat.
Speaking to the media yesterday, the party’s deputy spokesperson, John Kikonyogo, noted that they are gathering evidence of the various fraudulent activities they say marred the by-election.
He said the Electoral Commission Chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama and his commissioners cannot be excluded in the whole “illegal” process where agents were arrested from the polling stations.