Grace Kashendwa, a resident of Kasongi village who was an ardent supporter of Sodo has blamed him for taking what he describes as unreasoned decision to withdraw from a race, yet he had higher stakes of winning it.
The armed personnel comprising of soldiers of the Uganda People's Defense Force (UPDF), Uganda Police Force and Special Police Constables (SPCs) numbering more than 15 in each group have been patrolling the major streets of Gulu City
Upon arrival at the polling station, voters are expected to join a queue and access a handwashing sanitizing zone. From here, they will go to the Biometric Voter Verification Kit (BVVK) table for verification. This process involves confirming if the person is of voting age and that their names appear on the voter's register.
The rise in number of new voters in Napak has been attributed to the increase in civic education in the area that caught the attention of the youth to engage in peaceful politics rather than the politics of protests.
Sodo told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that his decision to withdraw from the race was reached after a series of meetings with President Museveni who asked him to step down for his opponent for purposes of building cohesion both within the party and their family.
His Highness Ebii says that they are much aware that a number of past general elections in Lango have been characterized by violence which saw some people lose their lives while others sustained severe injuries.