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Candidates Warm up For Campaigns

By Melanie Aanyu,

Candidates who were successfully nominated to contest for the Omoro County Parliamentary seat have met to harmonize their campaign programmes ahead of campaigns that kick off Today (Monday), May 16, 2022.

The Omoro County Parliamentary seat fell vacant after the death of the former Speaker of Parliament Jacob L’Okori Oulanyah on March 20 in Seattle, USA.

The race to find his successor has now attracted six candidates who were duly nominated by the Electoral Commission over the last two days.

The candidates are Simon Toolit Akecha from the National Unity Platform-NUP, Andrew Ojok Oulanyah- a candidate for the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM Party, Justin Odong Obiya who was endorsed by the Forum for Democratic Change, Oscar Kizza of the Alliance for National Transformation-ANT and independent candidates Jimmy Walter Onen, and Terrence Odonga.

Moses Kagona, the Omoro District Returning Officer said that the nomination exercise was successful and urged both the candidates, voters, and EC officials to play their rightful roles in ensuring the by-election ends smoothly.

Meanwhile, the Electoral Commission also nominated five District Woman Councilors for Lakwaya/Lalogi and one candidate for the Male Councilor representing Older Persons in Acet Town Council.