National Unity Platform Candidate (NUP) bows out of Gogonyo by-election. This decision came after the intervention of The Emorimor, Papa Paul Sande Emolot.
The NUP candidate Mr. Joseph Okoboi Opolot announced in a press release today that he is pulling out of the race in the forthcoming by-election of Gogonyo County in Pallisa District.
Earlier, FDC withdrew its candidate in favor of NUP. However this decision seems to have disappointed the FDC camp.
The seat fell vacant after the Court of Appeal ruled that the incumbent, Mr Derrick Orone, was irregularly elected following a petition by his rival, Mr Issa Bantalib Taligola.
Three candidates Mr Orone, the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party flagbearer, Mr Issa Taligola (Independent), and Mr Joseph Okoboi Opolot, the National Unity Platform (NUP) flagbearer were nominated to compete for the Member of Parliament seat for Gogonyo County in Pallisa District in the by-election slated for August 11 2022.