February 27, 2024

Queen Dorothy Amolo to contest as Independent candidate in Oyam north by-election

By Denish Ongora (denish.ongora@vol.co.ug)

Oyam

Queen Dorothy Amolo has confirmed that she will contest as Independent candidate after Engola Okello Junior beat her in the party primary election for Oyam north by-election yesterday.

Queen Dorothy Amolo said the election results declared on Saturday is not a representative of the decision of the entire population of Oyam north.

She accused Engola Junior of hiding the delegates who participated in the election in Lira city on the eve of the election and only returned them to vote in his favor.

In the election results declared by NRM electoral commission chairman Dr. Tanga Odoi, at Marioshoni primary school in Oyam district; Engola Okello Junior garnered 532 votes (62.3%), beating Queen Dorothy Amolo who got 322 votes (37.7%).

The party leaders held a meeting with all the aspirants who were convinced to step down for Engola Junior. Among those who stepped down are; Otto Billie, Julius Peter Moto, Alfred Okello Obaro, and Abangakene Augustine.

Queen Dorothy Amolo declined to step down for Engola Junior who finally won the election.

She accused Engola Junior of hiding the delegates who participated in the election in a hotel in Lira city on the eve of the election and only returned them to vote in his favor.

Otto Billie said he decided to step down in respect to the party leadership.

Okello Obaro Alfred said he equally decided to respect the party and stepped down for Engola Junior but added that he will contest again in 2026.

Abangakene Augustine said he cannot pull ropes with NRM a reason he stepped down for Okello Engola Junior.

Ambassador Julius Peter Moto said he stepped down for Engola but will return to contest in Engola Okello Junior in 2026.

Engola Junior called for support from the NRM in the main election.