The Democratic Party (DP) has pulled out of the Omoro County Parliamentary by-election.
The move came shortly after Godwin Okello, a DP aspirant withdrew his candidature from the race on Tuesday.
Okello was the only aspirant who publicly expressed interest to vie in Omoro County under DP after the Electoral Commission announced a vacancy in the constituency last month.
Justine Simple Man` Obol, DP spokesperson for Acholi Sub-region told Endigyito radio that the party will not front another person in Omoro.
According to Obol, the party won’t also offer its support to any contender in the opposition or National Resistance Movement political camps in the Omoro County by-election.
Obol says the decision was reached following Okello’s voluntary withdrawal from the Parliamentary race yesterday.
Okello says that he decided to opt out of the race after making consultations with his campaign team on the ground and party officials refuting claims that he could have been bribed out of the race.
So far three political parties have unveiled their flag bearers for the Omoro County by-election slated for May 26.
The candidates are; Andrew Ojok Oulanyah, for NRM, and Simon Toolit Akecha, National Unity Platform (NUP) and FDC’s Dick Denis Owani.
Nomination for candidates contesting in Omoro County is scheduled for May 12 and 13th at Omoro District Council hall according to a road map issued by the Electoral Commission.