JUST IN: NRM's Ariko trounces FDC's Attan to become Soroti East MP - Daily Post Uganda

JUST IN: NRM’s Ariko trounces FDC’s Attan to become Soroti East MP

The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM)'s Herbert Edmund Ariko gestures after casting his vote during Soroti East Division parliamentary by-election on July 28, 2022. PHOTO/ COURTESY

SOROTI: The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) candidate, Mr Herbert Edmund Ariko has been declared as the duly elected Member of Parliament for Soroti East Division following Thursday’s hotly contested by-election.

Ariko’s closest contender, Moses Attan of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) got 8,771 votes while the Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) candidate Pascal Amuriat garnered 125 votes in the Thursday polls that were characterized by tight security and massive arrests of FDC members, including the party president Patrick Amuriat.

There were also reports of ballot stuffing on poll day which saw four suspects arrested.

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