The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party flag bearer for the Soroti East MP seat, Moses Attan, has allegedly been poisoned.
The party said in a social media message that Attan was poisoned on Tuesday, the last day of the rallies.
“I was poisoned yesterday. You may have realised I left the rally before it ended. I was given the local anti-poison and my night was tough-vomiting and diarrhoea. By 3:30am, I was too weak and had to be moved to a clinic where was managed,” reads a message attributed to the candidate.
Attan further said that after one hour and a half, he was moved out of Soroti to a private facility for further management to avoid “our enemies to access me”.
FDC said his enemies “are desperate and restless but have no choice but to accept the will of the people and God”.
Attan said he expected to return to the constituency after further check-ups,
examinations and treatment.
“I will be fighting to the end! With God on our side. I give glory to God, that I am alive and getting stronger. Thank you so much, most especially those on the ground doing everything possible to protect our victory that shall be declared tomorrow after 4pm,” he noted.
Attan faces stiff competition from National Resistance Movement (NRM) party flag bearer, Herbert Edmund Ariko.
The by-election is slated for tomorrow, Thursday.
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