By UG Reports
OMORO: The family of the late Speaker Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulayah has fronted Oulanyah’s son Andrew Ojok Oulanyah to replace his father as Omoro County legislator according to watchdog.
Oulanyah’s elder brother Francis Emanu made the revelation during the State burial of the former legislator in Omoro on Friday.
“Jacob has his first son, Andrew Ojok. Ojok is a very educated person that we would want the government and the people of Omoro who believe in NRM to know that we are fronting Ojok to take the legacy of his father. We want Ojok to stand come the by election for Omoro. We want your full support.”
Currently, Ojok works with National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U).
The Omoro County Constituency Parliamentary seat fell vacant following the death of the area Member of Parliament and former Speaker of Parliament, the Rt. Hon. Jacob L’Okori Oulanyah.
The Electoral Commission has released the electoral programme for by-election of Member of Parliament for Omoro County Constituency.
During the electoral programme, the Commission will also fill the vacancy for District Woman Councillor representing Lalogi/Lakwaya Electoral Area, Omoro District.
The by-election programme will commence with an update of the National Voters’ Register from 14th to 19th April 2022, at update stations in each of the thirty-seven (37) parishes in Omoro County Constituency.
The Commission selected Tuesday 19th April 2022 as the cut-off date for registration of voters in the Constituency. Registration and transfer of voters from one polling station to another within Omoro County will not be conducted after this date.
The display of the National Voters’ Register will be conducted from 25th April to 5th May 2022, at all the eighty-four (84) polling stations in Omoro County.
The nomination of candidates will be conducted for a period of two days, that is, Thursday 12th and Friday 13th May 2022 at Omoro District Council Hall.
Campaign meetings for candidates for Member of Parliament and District Woman Councillor will be held from 16th to 24th May 2022.
Polling for Member of Parliament District Woman Councillor shall take place on Thursday 26th May 2022 at all polling stations in Omoro County Constituency, and (polling) shall start at 7:00am and close at 4:00pm.