Justine Odong Obiya, the FDC Chairperson in Omoro District was unveiled today afternoon to replace Dick Denis Owani who was allegedly abducted by unknown persons shortly before his nomination. Owani had been lined up for nomination on Thursday.
Justine Odong Obiya, the new FDC Flag bearer in Omoro County parliamentary byelection.
Forum For Democratic Change-FDC party has fronted a new aspirant for the
Omoro County Parliamentary by-election, just a day after the first one went missing.
Odong Obiya, the FDC Chairperson in Omoro District was unveiled
today afternoon to replace Dick Denis Owani who was allegedly abducted by
unknown persons shortly before his nomination. Owani had been lined up for nomination on Thursday.
Komakech, the FDC party Mobilizer in Acholi Sub-region told Uganda Radio Network in
an interview that Owani lost his academic credentials and couldn’t be nominated,
prompting a new candidate to be fronted.
in; “our former candidate…
out…it was looted.”//
says Obiya is their official candidate for now and will be given all the necessary
support to secure victory for the party.
in; “we have now…
out…be upon him.”//
Chua west Member of Parliament Philip
Polly Okin and FDC envoy in
charge of special operations in FDC told URN in an interview earlier that there
was an attempt to bribe Owani out of the race by his abductors. Okin, however, didn’t disclose how much the alleged abductors had offered but noted
that their candidate rejected the money and hinted at continuing with the
in; “there has been…
out…here to contest.”//
new candidate fronted is expected to be nominated this afternoon by the
Electoral Commission Returning officer Moses Kagona. Only one candidate, the
National Movement party Flag bearer Andrew Ojok Oulanyah has so far been
nominated on the second day of nomination at Omoro District Council hall in
The search is to replace a seat that fell vacant with the death of Jacob Oulanyah L'okori, the former speaker of Parliament who succumbed to cancer early this year.
Bureau Chief, West Acholi