Four Candidates In The Soroti-East By-election Step Down Hours To Nomination
By Melanie Aanyu
Four independent candidates who had expressed interest to contest in the Soroti City East Parliamentary by-Elections have stepped down, a few hours to their nomination.
In a press conference held at the home of the eastern region NRM vice chairperson, Hon Capt. Mike Mukula, this morning, (19th July 2022), the four agreed to step down and rally support towards the NRM’s party candidate, Herbert Edmund Ariko.
The four include Sarah Inachu, Herbert Olaboro Omoding Stephen ,and Joseph Ogita an independent who once contested in the Soroti county elections.
Of the four, three were NRM leaning candidates who picked interest to contest for the Soroti city east by election.
The seat in contention was previously occupied by Moses Okia Attan of the Forum for Democratic Change party (FDC), but his election was nullified by the High Court on grounds that it was illegal for the EC to reconstitute the boundaries of Soroti City East.
Soroti city Electoral commission is today (19th July 2022) expected to nominate six candidates .