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 members say that the fear for lining up could be responsible for low turn up in Friday's party primaries. They add that through lining up, voters interests are exposed, yet at the same time, this takes away one's political privacy.
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.
For instance, in Bugabo, where Ssenyondwa resides, he won with 169 voted while Lwanga and Ssematimba had two votes each.
However, Kivumbi recorded in the declaration forms that Ssematimba and Lwanga had each garnered 502 votes in Bugabo.