Resistance Movement-NRM party aspirants eyeing the Omoro County MP seat have been summoned by President Museveni.
So far eleven people have expressed interest to replace the late Jacob Oulanyah.
Four of the aspirants subscribe to the NRM party.
They include the Omoro LCV Chairperson Douglas Peter Okello alias Okao, Omoro
District Speaker Richard Bongowat Luganya, Oulanyah`s son Andrew Ojok, and
Oulanyah`s former campaign manager Ben Acellam.
Denis Kidega, the Omoro District NRM party chairperson says that the aspirants
were summoned for planning purposes and how to secure victory during the
Kidega who is in Kampala with the four aspirants added that the meeting
scheduled for Tuesday seeks to create harmony and build consensus for a preferred
Okello, who is already in Kampala noted that he is willing to abide by the
party`s decision citing that it is the supreme body to determine his fate.
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Okao added that he had already embarked on consultations with the electorate.
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Richard Bongowat Laganya, another aspirant who is already in Kampala confirmed
being part of the meeting. He says that the meeting will also focus on other
issues affecting Omoro County.
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The family of Jacob Oulanyah and other NRM party leaders had fronted Oulanyah`s
son Andrew Ojok to vie for the position, a decision that faced resistance from
other party members.
Meanwhile, local leaders and voters in Omoro including David Apire and Richard
Alima of Lalogi Sub County have asked for peaceful campaigns and subsequent
The Omoro County seat fell vacant following the death of Speaker of Oulanyah on
March 20, 2022, in Seattle in the United States of America.
Last week, the Electoral Commission set May 26, 2022, as the date for the Omoro
County by-elections. The voters’ register update exercise will run from
April 14-19 2022.
According to the Electoral Commission road map, the nomination of candidates
will take place from May 12 to May 13 at Omoro District Council Hall. The campaigns
will take place from May 16 to 24, 2022.