Nomination of the Democratic Party candidate for the Bubuulo West by-election still hangs in balance.
Paul Butiti remains behind bars following his arrest on Saturday as he took part in an opposition meeting that was blocked by the police in Mbale.
DP president Norbert Mao says they are now exploring the possibility of having their candidate nominated in absentia.
He says this has ever happened with Dr Kiiza Besigye when he was nominated in absentia to run for presidency and can happen again.
The two day nomination exercise ends today with Butiti the only candidate expected today, according to the electoral commission.
Two people from the FDC and NRM were nominated yesterday for the Bubuulo West Constituency seat that fell vacant after parliament threw out Tonny Kipoi for absconding