Jamal Abudhala Wante, the Interim coordinator for Nandala Mafabi and Patrick Oboi Amuriat (POA) 2026 who is also the Chairperson FDC in Namutumba district explained that Lango had credible people who can lead the party.
The FDC party president Patrick Oboi Amuriat described Angiro as a vocal advocate who held the government accountable, stating that his passing is not only a significant loss for the party but for Uganda as a whole.
"This by-election can only be characterized as yet another sham, devoid of transparency and legitimacy. We firmly refuse to participate in a process that lacks integrity and does not represent the will of the people of Bukedea,” Amuriat’s statement reads in part.
Amuriat questioned the validity of election results, citing irregularities, which altered the would-be viable results, and insisted that what transpired in Busongora by-election was not an election but rather a military operation.
Kagona says they still expect more aspirants to pick up nominations, which are just three days away. The electoral commission has scheduled May 12 and 13 for the nomination of candidates at Omoro District Council hall.
On Thursday, the candidates submitted their nomination forms with copies of their national IDs, copies of their UACE pass slips, ID photos, and copies of the party ID. These were then verified by the party electoral commission which nominated them to vie for the party’s flag.
Dr Besigye was the chief guest during thanksgiving prayers organised by Denis Onekalit Amere, the Kitgum Municipality Member of Parliament-elect over the weekend. Amere defeated State Minister for Environment Beatrice Atim Anywar in the January 14, parliamentary polls.
Paul Omer, the Interim Soroti City Mayor and head of Amuriat’s campaign in Teso and Karamoja says that their candidate has very higher chances in the region. He explains that Amuriat has proposed better strategies to improve education and agricultural sectors in the country.
In a press briefing, Ravina Shamdasani, the Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights pointed out on Friday from Geneva, Switzerland that human rights situation in the country poses challenges not only for voting day itself, but also for the post-electoral period.
In December, at least 500 NUP supporters in Gulu and Nwoya District including their leaders allegedly crossed to NRM. This week, the NRM party officials again announced the defection of 400 supporters from the opposition FDC to NRM from across Gulu East and West Divisions. Also, 780 NUP coordinators reportedly abandoned their party in Agago District.
Nakaseke districts was the epicentre of the National Resistance Army -NRA Liberation War of 1981-1986 that brought President Yoweri Museveni to power. The area has been voting for President Yoweri Museveni over the years, and gave him 76.2 per cent of the vote in 2016 against Dr Kizza Besigye’s 21.2 per cent.
Amuriat who was arrested in Bushenyi for immediate transportation to Mbarara where the offence was allegedly committed, has asked his fellow presidential candidates not to call off their campaigns just because he has been arrested. He is now in the hands of DPC John Rutagira who was knocked down by the boda boda that spirited Amuriat away on Wednesday.
After several minutes of negotiations between police and Amuriat’s Chief mobiliser, Roland Mugume Kaginda, he was allowed to proceed to Sheema Municipal Main Stadium on foot through Kabwohe town council with his supporters.