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NUP flag-bearer misses out on parliamentary nominations

By Vision Reporter

Added 18th October 2020 01:51 PM

The returning officer Oyam district, Nelson Odima says, Onen was not nominated because of lack of requisite papers needed for nomination.

NUP flag-bearer misses out on parliamentary nominations

Kyagulanyi and John Baptist Nambeshe, the Eastern region vice-principal of NUP (File photo)

The returning officer Oyam district, Nelson Odima says, Onen was not nominated because of lack of requisite papers needed for nomination.

ELECTIONS 2021|POLITICS

The National Unity Platform flag-bearer who was aspiring to contest for Oyam North Parliamentary seat, Bernard Onen has has not been nominated.

The returning officer Oyam district, Nelson Odima says, Onen was not nominated because of lack of  requisite papers needed for nomination.

He says, Onen had photocopies of his senior four and senior six certificates instead of the originals.

Odima however says, room will be given to such aspirants who appeal to the Electoral Commission once they rectify their documents.

Those that were nominated for Oyam North constituency include; Henry oboke Edonga,  an independent,  Apio Eunice, UPC flag bearer,  Okello Charles Patrick Engola Macodwogo, NRM, Joe Nam, independent,  Krispus Charles Ayena Odongo, independent,  Alum Santa Sandra Ogwang under UPC and Acayo Santa, NRM.

Those nominated  for Oyam South Constituency include;  Betty Amongi Ongom ,UPC, Queen Dorothy Amolo, independent Ishaa Otto Amiza, independent, Bernard Awuko, independent, Patrick Obong, NRM,,Willy Odongo,independent, Godfrey Odongo, independent and Alfred Okech of the FDC. Odima says, the nominations were peaceful.

Meanwhile, in Lamwo, Okello George Lucima, an aspirant for Lamwo County MP seat has missed being nominated in the just concluded exercise by the Electoral Commission.

Samuel Olet, the Lamwo district registrar says Okello's names on the National ID did not match those on his academic documents

Olet says Lucima was able to correct the variations with the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) but could not be nominated because he was caught up by time.

He says Lucima can appeal to Electoral Commission over his failure to be nominated within the stipulated time so that he is heard and considered for nomination.

Olet, however says 14 candidates were nominated to contest for Member of Parliament for Lamwo county, Palabek county and Woman MP Lamwo district.

In Gulu district, Ronald Agaga, district registrar/electoral commission says 18 candidates were nominated for Aswa County MP and Gulu district Woman MP.

He says among those nominated, 10 were contesting for Aswa County seat while eight women were contesting for Gulu Woman MP seat.

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