Opposition political parties under their umbrella the ‘United Opposition’ have nominated Mr Deogratius Hasubi Njoki to contest for the Busia LC five chairman in the upcoming by-elections.
Addressing journalists in their weekly press conference in Kampala today National Executive Committee (NEC) member Mr Gerald Siranda said the resolution was reached during the joint opposition meeting held in Busia .
“Opposition leaders from Busia district agreed to take Mr Njoki as our sole candidate to contest for the Busia LC 5 seat because he has been working in Busia for several years,” Mr Siranda said.
He added that nominations were done at district level through opposition leaders from Busia district and he was unopposed.
Mr Njoki is a DP member and the current Program Manager Foundation for African Development and Policy Analyst of Democratic Party.
He added that all is set to register him next week 3rd November and all the three party leaders will join campaigns in the area as they did in Amuru.
“The only way of defeating the ruling party NRM is to have one sole candidate as opposition and we have taken a bold move in vetting only one candidate to indicate cooperation and unity,’ Mr Siranda said.
Mr Njoki who appeared at DP headquarters last week after nominations said that he is ready to represent opposition at all cost.
“I am ready to contest in the coming by elections of Busia LC5 chairman because I have the experience in political field and I have been working in Busia for a good period of time ,”Mr Njoki said.
Mr John Kikonyogo the FDC spokesperson told Daily Monitor on Tuesday that the nominations were done at district level and Mr Njoki had the highest chances to win the primaries.
“We give chances to those who are capable of representing the opposition as one unit, ”Mr Kikonyo said.
Mr Njoki will have to face NRM candidate who will win the NRM primaries.
The Electoral Commission (EC) set January 22nd as the polling date for the by-election of Busia LC5 Chairperson. The seat fell vacant after the former LC5 Chairman Ouma Adea was disqualified by the Court of Appeal which ruled that he had abused the Office.
SOURCE: Daily Monitor