The Democratic Party Presidential candidate,
Norbert Mao has endorsed the re-election of bid of the Deputy speaker of
parliament and incumbent Omoro County legislator, Jacob Oulanyah.
Addressing the media in Gulu city before
winding up his campaigns, Mao, said he has known Oulanyah for the last 30 years
and seen his usefulness.
He noted that he has a long
history with Oulanyah despite being from different political parties and asked
the people of Omoro to decide well as they cast their votes.
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Lyandro Komakech, the Democratic Party Chief Whip and incumbent
Gulu Municipality MP also said that Oulanya has performed well in the 10th
He revealed that the Deputy Speaker offered the technical
guidance in the house that won him a higher reputation and is best suited to
become the next speaker of parliament.
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The endorsement by the DP officials comes a few
hours after Oulanyah told URN on Monday that he is not only battling to retain
his parliamentary seat but also to become the speaker in the next Parliament.
Oulanyah explained that his bid for the speakership in the 10th Parliament was shattered by
the Presidential directive to allow the incumbent speaker, Rebecca Kadaga to
serve her second term just like her predecessors.
However, as Oulanyah battles to succeed Rebecca Kadaga, he
faces four other candidates in the race for Omoro County.
They are Andrew Olal
Obong, an independent, Julius Okello from the Alliance for National
Transformation-ANT, Engineer Terence Odonga from the Forum for Democratic
Change and NRM’s Secondo Okot Abok.
DP did not front a candidate in the Omoro