Bobi Wine’s NUP to back FDC candidate Atan Moses in Soroti East by-election

Hon Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu commonly known as “@HEBobiWine”, lead party, The National Unity Platform “NUP” will not field a parliamentary candidate in the upcoming by-election in Soroti, Whisper Eye understands #WhisperEyeNews #UgandaNews

According to the party officials, The National Unity Platform (NUP) took a decision not to field a candidate in the upcoming by-election for Soroti East Constituency in Soroti City.

NUP through its twitter informed the country of the decision to back FDC, it stated ” We have taken the decision not to field a candidate in the upcoming by-election for Soroti East Constituency in Soroti City”. As the National Unity Platform, we will back the FDC candidate, Hon. Attan Moses, it added.

According to NUP, Although it had very good potential candidates for the by-election, they are doing this in the broader interest of the unity of the forces of change.

They believed that Hon. Attan legitimately won the previous election which was interrupted by a court decision.

NUP went ahead to rally support for the FDC candidate and the people of Soroti to take him back to Parliament.


FDC party by press time was yet to comment on the decision by the leading opposition party to back its candidate however FDC officials who spoke to Whisper Eye welcomed the idea of unity showcased by NUP.

However, some critical supporters downplayed NUP efforts to back the FDC candidate which has not been the case saying NUP had no candidate for the by-elections and the only way was to back the FDC candidate.

Soroti is a stronghold of the Forum for Democratic Change .