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EC Releases Road Map for Oyam North By-Election :: Uganda Radionetwork
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EC Releases Road Map for Oyam North By-Election

The seat fell vacant after the death of Col (Rtd) Charles Okello Engola who was shot and killed by his personal bodyguard Private Wilson Sabiti.
Justice Simon Mugenyi Byabakama addressing stakeholders in Oyam during the launch of the road map for the by- election

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The Electoral Commission has set July 6, 2023, as a date for the Oyam North by-election.

The seat fell vacant after the death of Col (Rtd) Charles Okello Engola who was shot and killed by his personal bodyguard Private Wilson Sabiti.

Unveiling the roadmap on Thursday, the EC Chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama, said that the update of the Voters’ Register started on May 18th and will end on May 22nd at the parish headquarters.

The roadmap also indicates that the display of the Voters’ Register will be conducted from May 30th to June 8th at all the 167 polling stations in the District.  The Display of Parish Tribunal Recommendations for deletion from/or inclusion on the Voters Register will be conducted between June 8th and June 13th.

Nomination of candidates will be conducted on June 19th and 20th June at the District Headquarters and the nominated candidates will conduct campaign meetings on Wednesday 21st.

Campaigns will last for 13 days from June 22nd to June July 4th.

Justice Byabakama warned Resident District Commissioners (RDCs) against interfering in the electoral process.

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He also banned all sorts of fundraising in the area saying. “Candidates, their agents, even their supporters are not allowed to engage in fundraising activities during elections. The reason is simply that we want to have a leveled ground, a leveled field where all candidates whether you have money or not but supposing it became only a game for people who have money, what would that mean?” he asked.

During Engola’s burial, his family presented Samuel Okello Engola (junior) and asked the NRM party to support his candidature.

About six other people including Julius Peter Motor, former Uganda’s Ambassador to the UK have also expressed interest in the seat.



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