By Bonny Otim Ogwal (email@example.com)
The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party has revealed that they will unveil the flag bearer for the Dokolo District woman MP seat by-election next week.
The seat felt vacant following the demise of the former long serving firebrand MP, Atim Ogwal Cecilia Barbara on the 18th of January 2024 aged 77 years, from a hospital in India.
On Monday, the FDC party top brass under the leadership of the party President Patrick Amuriat Oboi engaged the daughter of the fallen MP, Dr Rosemary Alwoch Ogwal and the family at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi on the possibility of making her the flag bearer for the much anticipated by-election.
Speaking to Voice of Lango Monday evening after the meeting, the party spokesperson John Kikonyogo says the party is going to make an announcement by Monday next week.
“What i can authoritatively tell you is that we met, it was a cordial meeting and we are going to inform the public in a few days, possibly Monday next week”, says Kikonyogo.
According to Kikonyogo there are a few issues that were not resolved and once it is concluded an announcement will be made to the public.
“They didn’t completely conclude, but issues discussed are more than 80 percent finished but the 20 percent i don’t know what is it”
Kikonyogo said the late Cecilia Ogwal loved FDC and had the party at heart, and it would be prudent that she is replaced by someone from the FDC.
“We are consulting, she has been our daughter and I think she cannot go against her mother’s wish if it would have been arrived today, we believe she can join us and we do the needful”
No one has currently expressed interest to contest in Dokolo district woman MP by-election under FDC party.
However, under NRM, Irene Amongi Ajwika, Dr. Lalam Irene, Adongo Sarah Elau and Beatrice Abang Molly Kia have expressed interest to contest in the election.
Under UPC, Sarah Aguti Nyangkodi who was the party flag bearer in the last elections is most likely to bounce back to contest in the by-election.