Twelve of them will contest as independents; three on the ruling National Resistance Movement party ticket; three under Forum for Democratic Change, three under the Democratic Party; two under Alliance for National Transformation and two on the National Unity Platform ticket.
The Electoral Commission – EC has nominated 28 aspirants for
Gulu City Parliamentary elections in 2021 general elections.
Twelve of them will contest as independents; three
under the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party; three under Forum
for Democratic Change (FDC), three under the Democratic Party (DP), two
under Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) and two on the National
Unity Platform (NUP) ticket.
The two-day tiresome national exercise that started on Thursday 15th
and ended today Friday 16th saw seven candidates nominated for the
Gulu City Woman MP; 13 for Gulu City East Division and eight for Gulu City West
Among the seven candidates vying for Gulu City Woman MP are the
Leader of Opposition in Parliament, also the incumbent Gulu District Woman MP Betty
Aol Ocan (FDC) and Mariea Shaka Lapolo (NRM).
In the East Division those duly nominated are former Lira RDC Emmanuel
Mwaka Lutukumoi (Independent), John Bosco Uhuru (Independent), Rev. Fr. Charles
Onen (Independent), Simon Opoka (DP) and Robert Adongakulu (ANT)) and Geoffrey
The others are Charles Odokonyero (Independent); Caesar
Rubangakene of the National Unity Platform (NUP), Nancy Atimango of the
National Resistance Movement (NRM) party, Christopher Okidi (Independent) and Geoffrey Lurum Mwa (Independent).
in Gulu City West Division the eight aspirants who nominated are
incumbent Gulu Municipality MP Lyandro Komakech (DP), Martin Ojara Mapenduzi
(Independent), Tony Kitara (Independent), Chagga Oyat (FDC), Roy Robert Olal
(NRM), Alex Omona (Independent), Brian Jakisa Mungu (NUP) and Thomas Okot Oboma
to Uganda Radio Network during on Friday, the Returning Officer Benson Obete said the exercise was largely peaceful and all the candidates
complied with the directives against the global pandemic Coronavirus Disease.
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Obete cautioned all the aspirants who have been duly nominated against illegal campaigns
before the electoral body has harmonized their schedules to officially start
canvassing votes ahead of general elections.