By Voice of Lango Editorial (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The opposition Alliance for National Transformation-ANT has officially handed seasoned politician Alice Alaso its party flag ahead of the Serere county parliamentary by-elections.
She received the ANT flag from its national coordinator and former leader of opposition in parliament, Winnie Kiiza at a press briefing at Speke hotel in Kampala on Wednesday.
Alaso served as the Serere District Woman Member of Parliament from 2006 to 2016, before she lost to her National Resistance Movement-NRM party rival, Hellen Adoa.
The Serere county parliamentary seat fell vacant following the death of Patrick Okabe alongside with his wife, Christine Okabe in an accident along the Mbale-Tirinyi road on December 19, 2022.
Addressing journalists, Kiiza hailed Alaso for her legislative experience as well as for embodying the values of ANT, adding that the party is ready to offer what it takes to make her candidacy a success.
Shortly after recieving the flag, Alaso who first thanked the party for entrusting her with its flag pledged to offer effective legislation to her constituents should they trust her with their votes.
The party president, General Mugisha Muntu thanked Alaso for presenting herself even when she is aware of the chaos that always takes place in by-elections.
When asked if ANT plans to join other opposition political parties to front one candidate, Muntu said there are ongoing discussions with the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) and the National Unity Platform (NUP).
The Serere County by elections will take place on February 23, 2023.