Engola was declared NRM flag bearer on Saturday by the District NRM Registrar Geoffrey Ogwal at Rainbow Hotel in Oyam Town Council, Oyam district. He now waits to face off with either Crispus Ayena Odongo, Dr Eunice Apio Otuko, Andrew Oboke Edonga and David Okello Ogole, who are now pursuing the UPC party flag.
According to provisional results prior to the cancellation of results, of the three candidates, Betty Atim was leading the race with 2,707 votes, her closes rival Sharon Balmoi had polled 2,664 votes while Maya Auma had 581 votes.
Almost 40 years after the death of General David Oyite Ojok, three members of his family are in the running for different political positions in Lango sub region. Linda Agnes Auma, a daughter, is now the official NRM party flag bearer for Lira District Woman MP after winning in the Primaries on Friday, September 4. Her young sister Vicky Atim wants to represent Loro Sub County in Oyam District Council. Unlike Auma, Atim wants to carry the UPC flag. The two are joined by Shakila Among, a granddaughter of Oyite Ojok, who is in another political contest to represent the Youth in Lira City Council.
The Resident District Commissioner Who also doubles as District Internal Security Officer Jacob Amooti says security had received reports of looming chaos and notes that they were still in the process of deploying additional security at the tallying center to boost security before results are declared.