One of the parliamentary contestants for Mawogola North Constituency Godfrey Aine Kaguta famously known as Sodo have withdrawn from the race hours to polling day.
Sodo, a young brother to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has been one of the eight aspirants vying to replace the Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kahamba Kuteesa, who retired from elective politics before fronting his daughter Shartsi Mushurure Nayebale Kuteesa to take up the position.
Sodo told our reporter in an interview that his decision to withdraw from the race was reached after a series of meetings with President Museveni who asked him to step down for his opponent for purposes of building cohesion both within the party and their family.
He says that President Museveni met with campaign teams from the two camps and convinced them to make a truce ahead of the Thursday polls.
Sodo and Musherure were standing as independent candidates following the controversy that surrounded the election and results from the National Resistance Movement Party primaries in the area.
Musherure will now contest against Henry Nyanzi for National Unity Platform-NUP, Moses Lyazi of the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC and independents Salim Kisekka, Ismail Wagaba, Christine Nakayiza and Hillary Tukundane.