March 4, 2024

Opposition parties warn security against interfering with Oyam north by-election

By Bonny Otim Ogwal (bonny.otim@vol.co.ug) 

Oyam

Opposition political parties have cautioned security against interfering with the electoral process in Oyam north by-election.

Former leader of opposition in parliament also Gulu City woman MP, Betty Aol Ocan who escorted FDC candidate Freddy Newton Okello for nomination yesterday said police and the army should allow the electorates exercise their mandate to vote their preferred candidates in the election without any form of interference.

UPC Party President Jimmy James Akena Obote who escorted the party candidate, Dr Eunice Apio Otuku said they will conduct peaceful campaigns and garner massive support for their candidate to win this election.

Electoral commission spokesperson, Paul Bukenya called upon all the candidates to follow the electoral guidelines to avoid falling on the wrong side of the law.

Dr Apio Eunice Otuku pledged to improve education and health, fight household poverty, if elected.

Samuel Engola Okello, son to the later state minister of gender, Okello Engola Macodwogo who is the NRM candidate in this election pledged to implement conclusively some of the developments that his late father did not accomplish.

FDC party candidate, Freddy Newton Okello said he will focus on promoting human rights, democracy and rule of law as well improving health and education.

Daniel Okello of NUP party said he will promote education and health.

Today, three other candidates including Queen Dorothy Amolo, Willy Omodo Kagere and Isha Otto Amiza are expected to be nominated.