Hon. Sam Owor Otada has withdrawn from the Kibanda North Parliamentary by election scheduled for Thursday.
In a letter written on Wednesday to the Kiryandongo Returning Officer, seen by ChimpReports, Otada didn’t state the reasons for his withdrawing from the race.
“Notice is hereby given by me, Otada Sam Amooti that with effect from today, the 9th day of August 2017 I do hereby withdraw my candidature for the elective office of Member of Parliament, Kibanda North County Constituency, Kiryandongo District for the by election slated for 10th August 2017,” part of the letter read.
The letter also has the required signatures of two voters in the county including Otim Patrick and Kimuli Catherine who approved the unexpected move.
“We registered voters of Kibanda north county constituency, Kiryandongo district whose names are hereunto appended, do hereby sign in witness to the withdrawal of candidature by candidate Otada Sam Amooti Owor.”
The latest development leaves the grandson of Amin, Idi Amin Taban, commonly in the multilingual area as Jege Jege, the only candidate to be declared unopposed by the Electoral Commission.
Kiryandongo has 53 different tribes and languages including South Sudanese, Kenyans and Chinese (working on Karuma power project) according to local government records