Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, says that the suspects were picked up on Wednesday from their polling station with dozens of pre-ticked ballot papers for the Amuru district parliamentary candidates.
On Monday the two losers stormed Pabbo Sub County Police Post claiming that they had recovered ballot boxes from the home of Martha Aloyo a resident of Palwong Parish, Kony Paco Village in Pabbo Sub County.
The voters say that they became concerned after noticing that their Voters Location Slips (VLS) being issued by the Electoral Commission (EC) did not have their polling station but were instead marked ‘’Nil’’.
All was well until Olaka tasked the purported defectors to hand over membership cards from their former political parties and attires to prove they were indeed defectors. However, none of the purported defectors had a membership card of the opposition parties they were claiming to be leaving.
According to Tugume, the letter was dropped at his home in Pupwonya North village, Pupwonya Parish, Atiak Sub County in Amuru district. He suspects the letter that was written in Luo to be the handwork of his rival’s supporters. He reported the matter at Atiak Police Station, where a file was opened, vide SD reference number 12/17/12/ 2020.
The latest defections include Tonny Olanya Olenge, the NUP`s Acholi Sub Regional Coordinator and head of the mobilization, Kennedy Otim the NUP Coordinator for Gulu City, Robinson Rachkara the NUP`s party Administrator for the Northern Region and contestant for Laroo-Pece Division.