George Owule Omoding, the Pallisa District NRM Chairperson, says they arrived at the decision to conduct fresh elections in consultations with the party headquarters in Kampala.
Your browser does not support the audio element.
Resistance Movement-NRM party members in 54 villages return to the polls on Thursday
to elect a candidate for the LC V chairperson’s seat.
villages are spread in Pallisa town council, Kasodo, Apopongo, Pallisa, Oloki,
Pallisa and Akisin Sub-counties.
elections follow a dispute over the results from the polls conducted on Friday last
week. The Pallisa District NRM party officials have since failed to declare the
winner as each of the candidates claims to have won the highly contested polls. The
candidates are Patrick Ducu, Joseph Okoboi Opolot, David Apua Kedi, Louis
Opange and the incumbent LC V Chairperson, John Michael Okurut. George Owule
Omoding, the Pallisa District NRM Chairperson, says they arrived at the decision to conduct fresh elections in consultations with the party
headquarters in Kampala. According to
Omoding, the previous polls were marred with vote rigging and inflation of poll
results, which necessitates a repeat of the entire exercise. Kyeyune Senyonjo,
the Pallisa Resident District Commissioner, says the polls were full of
irregularities and false declaration forms. He says the district security team
is on standby to ensure free and fair elections.
//Cue in: “Twasazemu okudamu……
Okurut, the incumbent Pallisa District LC V Chairperson wants the entire
election process repeated. He said voting in areas where he has more support
was characterised by violence.
Bureau Chief Elgon/Bukedi
Kirinya Ayubu is the URN Bureau Chief of Elgon/Bukedi Sub Regions . He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Islamic University in Uganda and a Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology from the same University.