The National Unity Platform believes that Moses Attan legitimately won the previous election which was interrupted by a court decision and for that matter, they will not field a candidate of their own out of respect and the unity of the ‘forces of change.
NUP, which emerged from the shadows of FDC to become the country’s biggest opposition political party a year after its formation, stated through its social media pages to extend its support to FDC.
NUP said: “The National Unity Platform (NUP) has taken a decision not to field a candidate in the upcoming by-election for Soroti East Constituency in Soroti City. The Party will back the FDC candidate Hon. Attan Moses.
“Although we had very good potential candidates in Soroti, we are doing this in the broader interest of the unity of the Forces of Change. We believe that Hon. Attan legitimately won the previous election which was interrupted by a court decision.
“Therefore, we shall be supporting him, and rallying the people of Soroti to take him back to Parliament.
This understanding is not a formal undertaking between the two political parties. The two parties will face off in other constituencies where there are scheduled by-elections.
These include Busongora Constituency in Kasese District and Gogonyo County, Pallisa District.