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Key Elective Positions Unopposed As UPC Enters Primary Elections in Acholi :: Uganda Radionetwork

Key Elective Positions Unopposed As UPC Enters Primary Elections in Acholi

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Key elective positions have failed to attract competitions in the primary elections for Uganda People's Congress party in Acholi sub region with many candidates declared unopposed.

Dan Oola, the UPC party chairman in Gulu district says party members have been engaged in intensive lobbying and mobilizations to ensure the elections do not produce conflicts, as was the case with the NRM and FDC primaries.

As a result, he said the UPC party has managed to have most candidates in key positions going unopposed.

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Some of the candidates declared unopposed are Grace Auma and Phila Ojok for the positions of woman MP for Gulu and Nwoya districts respectively.

The others are Denis Okema for Gulu municipality MP, Walter Odong for Gulu municipality Mayor and Dan Oola for Aswa county MP.

At Koro sub county headquarters, the Electoral College had started to gather in preparation for the polls.

A total of 27 executive members from all the parishes will gather at their respective sub county headquarters to elect the party's flag bearers at all the elective positions that have not been declared unopposed.

Oola said the party has attracted many women who have expressed interest to take part in politics. He attributed the level among women in the party to the many girls' schools that were built during the UPC regimes and what he called a deliberate attempt by the party to involve women in leadership.

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Beatrice Ociti, one of the women seeking for election as LC3 councilor for Koro sub country, is optimistic that the party would once again regain the power to empower more women.

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