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Dokolo By- Election: Over 14 DPCs Deployed

According to the Regional Police Commander of North Kyoga, Deo Obura, each sub county and town council in Dokolo district is manned by the District Police Commanders (DPCs) drawn from the neighbouring districts of Lango, Acholi and other areas surrounding Dokolo district. The district has 14 sub counties including town councils.
Ashraf Chemonges speaking to stakeholders inside Dokolo Council Hall.

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Security has been heightened in Dokolo ahead of the District Woman MP polls on Thursday.

According to the Regional Police Commander of North Kyoga, Deo Obura, each sub-county and town council in Dokolo district will be manned by District Police Commanders (DPCs) drawn from the neighbouring districts of Lango, Acholi and other areas surrounding Dokolo district. The district has 14 sub counties including town councils.

Ashraf Chemonges, the commanding officer representing the Inspector General of Police-IGP said that the security agencies are not taking chances of any eventualities during the polls.

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Justice Simon Byabakama, the EC Chairperson tasked the Police to ensure that numberless vehicles are not seen anywhere during polls in Dokolo as has been the case in other by-elections. “Numberless vehicles appearing in an electoral area indicates sinister motives. We want this election to be conducted in an environment that all stakeholders will appreciate,” Justice Byabakama said.

The Dokolo by-election follows the death of Cecilia Atim Ogwal, one of the longest-serving MPs in the Parliament.  The seat has attracted five candidates including her daughter, Dr Rosemary Alwoc Ogwal who is contesting under the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC).

The others are Sarah Aguti Nyangkori of the Uganda People's Congress (UPC) party, Janet Rose Adongo Elau of NRM, Dr Esther Akullo Obot Otada, an independent and Harriet Ageno of the National Unity Platform (NUP).