The Electoral Commission has declared 12 candidates duly nominated to contest in the Parliamentary and Local Government Councils by-elections in Omoro County, Omoro District.
The nomination exercise commenced on Thursday, May 12, and closed on Friday, May 13, at Omoro District Council Hall, Omoro. The exercise was presided over by the District Returning Officer, Moses Kagona.
Six (6) candidates, namely, Onen Jimmy Walter (Independent), Odonga Terence (Independent), Tolit Simon Akecha (National Unity Platform), Kizza Oscar (Alliance for National Transformation), Ojok Andrew Oulanyah (National Resistance Movement), and Odong Justine (Forum for Democratic Change), have been nominated to contest for the seat of directly-elected Member of Parliament.
The Omoro County Constituency Parliamentary seat fell vacant following the death of the former Member of Parliament and former Speaker of Parliament, the Rt. Hon. Jacob L’Okori Oulanyah in March this year.
Meanwhile, Lalam Florence (National Resistance Movement), Lawino Franka (Independent), Aneka Christine Teopista (Uganda People’s Congress), Ayo Mercy (Forum for Democratic Change), and Laboi Margret (National Unity Platform) have been nominated to contest for the District Woman Councillor representing Lalogi/Lakwaya Electoral Area.
Oryema Terence (National Resistance Movement) was declared elected unopposed for Male Councillor for Older Persons representing Acet Town Council.
Campaign meetings will be held from May 16 to May 24, with polling scheduled for May 26.