By our reporter

Newly Elected Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) President Patrick Amuriat has failed to offer financial support to party candidate in the Ruhama county by-elections.

The main opposition party opted to pull out of the race after failing to raise nomination fees.

Kenneth Kagundu Kabombora was expected to carry the party’s flag in the by-election. He stood in the 2016 elections and emerged third in the race after the late William Beijukye Zinkurateire and Mr Kakyene Namanya Santurina.

According to Daily Monitor, the Ntungamo District FDC chairperson Mr George Karamira says the party will not be presenting a candidate in the race as all the prospective candidates have failed to raise fees for nominations.

“The challenge is money. We have people willing to stand but they have failed to raise the nomination fees. I have not stamped anyone’s papers and I know there is no one coming for the same and therefore, we shall not be having a candidate for Ruhaama seat,” said Karamira.

The Ruhaama county MP seat fell vacant following the death of Beijukye on October 4, 2017. Beijukye had represented the constituency for at about 18 months after replacing the First Lady Janet Museveni who did not stand in the 2016 elections.