FDC's Atiku decides to contest as an Independent

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MP Bernard Atiku speaking to URN on Monday on his decision to contest as indepedent candidate Robert Ariaka

MP Bernard Atiku speaking to URN on Monday on his decision to contest as indepedent candidate Login to license this image from 1$.

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Last Friday MP Atiku picked nomination forms from Electoral Commission officer to contest as an independent candidate.

Ayivu County Member of Parliament has decided to contest as an Independent candidate in the forthcoming parliamentary elections.

Atiku one of Forum for Democratic Change MPS in the current Parliament says he has decided to go Independent due to the disagreements with his colleagues in the party.
 
Atiku told Uganda Radio Network that  FDC have not been happy with him over the plans for creation of Arua city. He says on many occasion they alleged that he was crossing to the ruling NRM.  
 
He says has consulted with his supporters who gave him a limelight to contest as independent candidate for Ayivu County. He has since picked a clock as his symbol.

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Atiku however says his will still continue to subscribe to the party and support the party activities.

The controversy of MP Atiku started during debate of the proposed Arua City and its divisions when he allied with the NRM party members at the district to push for the city status.
 
The decision taken by Atiku has not gone down well with the party officials in Arua. The District Registrar FDC in  Arua Hajj Abdulhakim Molli says the party was disappointed by Atiku's decision.
 
Now FDC is fielding one Collins Bada to contest as the party's flag bearer for Ayivu County.

 
Abdulhakim Molli says the party will have to decide on taking legal measures against Atiku on grounds that he is still using the party colors on his posters.
 
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