Five Resident District Commissioners- RDCs from the Teso Sub
Region have resigned to vie for different political positions in the 2021
They include George Edward Onya Akonopeesa of Kaberamaido and Kalaki who is
challenging Charles Ilukor in Kumi County MP; Vincent Enomu, the deputy RDC of
Katakwi now running for Dakabela County in Soroti against Cosmas Elotu and
William Wilberforce Tukei of Soroti headed for Bukedea LCV race.
The others are Recho Adyango, deputy RDC of Nebbi who is aspiring for Soroti
Woman MP seat and Samuel Odongo, formerly deputy RDC of Kaberamaido who is aspiring to contest against his former boss George Edward Onya Akonopeesa for Kumi County seat.
Some of the RDCs who have resigned were defeated in the 2016 elections. However
key NRM key figures in the region requested the President to appoint them RDCs.
Tukei says that he quit his position because of demands from his
people in Bukedea to contest in the next elections.
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Dan Mulalu, the Private Secretary to the President says many RDCs requested to
run for political positions but some were counselled and have since abandoned
their bids. He also revealed that others who still insist to run for political
positions are yet to be cleared.
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Teddy Acam, the NRM party mobilizer in Teso Sub Region said that while it is a
good move to join politics, it sometimes frustrates the appointing authority
especially if they lose.
was speaking at the handover of RDC Tukei at Soroti district headquarters on