The group led by Anthony Akol, the Kilak North Legislator and Chairperson Acholi Parliamentary Group-APG had intended to visit areas in Apaa that were reportedly attacked early this week by unknown men suspected to be from Adjumani district.
In a letter dated 27th September this year, Otto claims that in July this year, he gave the Town Council the money to construct the road to his tourism site, to improve access to social services and open opportunities for other tourism investors, but that the road was never opened due to "bad local politics, irredentism and negative attitudes" among others.
The land in question was gazetted as East Madi Game Reserve under Zoka Forest in 2012 by the Adjumani District Council, a decision that sparked a border dispute between Adjumani district in West Nile and Amuru district in Acholi, as communities in Amuru argued that the land, which was declared a wildlife reserve is their ancestral land.
Michael Lakony the district LCV chairperson says he appointed Akera to that position as reward for the hard work he has been doing to help the district develop. Akera`s appointment was confirmed on Wednesday this week during a full council meeting at the district headquarters.
Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, says that the suspects were picked up on Wednesday from their polling station with dozens of pre-ticked ballot papers for the Amuru district parliamentary candidates.
On Monday the two losers stormed Pabbo Sub County Police Post claiming that they had recovered ballot boxes from the home of Martha Aloyo a resident of Palwong Parish, Kony Paco Village in Pabbo Sub County.
The voters say that they became concerned after noticing that their Voters Location Slips (VLS) being issued by the Electoral Commission (EC) did not have their polling station but were instead marked ‘’Nil’’.
All was well until Olaka tasked the purported defectors to hand over membership cards from their former political parties and attires to prove they were indeed defectors. However, none of the purported defectors had a membership card of the opposition parties they were claiming to be leaving.
Opoka’s brother, who only identified himself as Emmanuel told URN that some people called his brother shortly after parking an ambulance registration number UBA 75 U belonging to Gilbert Olanya in his compound.
Susan Atim, another resident of the same area says that most leaders who are currently campaigning are talking about improved livelihoods and yet none of them is concerned about the market challenge they are facing, a factor which has continued to derail them from improving their finances and food security. According to Atim, since the leaders have access and connections, they should consider linking them with serious and better buyers at a fair price compared to the local middlemen who want to hugely profit at the expense of the farmers.
According to Tugume, the letter was dropped at his home in Pupwonya North village, Pupwonya Parish, Atiak Sub County in Amuru district. He suspects the letter that was written in Luo to be the handwork of his rival’s supporters. He reported the matter at Atiak Police Station, where a file was opened, vide SD reference number 12/17/12/ 2020.
The latest defections include Tonny Olanya Olenge, the NUP`s Acholi Sub Regional Coordinator and head of the mobilization, Kennedy Otim the NUP Coordinator for Gulu City, Robinson Rachkara the NUP`s party Administrator for the Northern Region and contestant for Laroo-Pece Division.
Thompson Obong, the Chief Administrative officer Amuru district says they recently received a budget execution circular from the Ministry of Finance halting the operationalization of the newly created lower local governments due to the lack of finances, yet the EC has gone ahead to gazette new electoral positions for there for the 2021 elections.
Upon consenting on the form, one would have transferred the power of attorney to the individuals and also giving permission for the land to be titled in the names of the same individuals and not the initial land owners.
The meeting which was taking place in a hall at Lacor Catholic Parish in Lamogi Sub County ended prematurely when heavily armed policemen led by the Officer in Charge of Operations at Amuru Central Police Station Jonathan Apuwae stormed the area and ordered everyone to vacate or face arrest.