Innocent Abongo, the Apac district Acting Probation Officer, Frank Ogwang, the Acting Sub County Chief of Chegere Sub County, Wilbert Obala the Ibuje Sub County Chief and Andrew Omadi Omara, the Office Assistant have allegedly appeared in public campaigning for some aspirants in Apac district.
Four civil servants of Apac
District Local Government are on spot for meddling in politics.
The four who have allegedly been seen in public campaigning for some aspirants in Apac district include; Innocent Abongo, the Apac
district Acting Probation Officer, Frank Ogwang, the Acting Sub County Chief of
Chegere Sub County, Wilbert Obala, the Ibuje Sub County Chief and Andrew Omadi
Omara, the Office Assistant.
In a copy of the petition to
the Apac Chief Administration Officer by Talib Okabo, the Apac District NRM
Chairperson dated 21st October, 2020, it is alleged that the four
civil servants have joined active politics.
It is alleged that Innocent
Abongo, the Acting Probation Officer was pictured in the convoy of a UPC aspirant during
the nominations of parliamentary candidates that took place on the 16th
Oct, 2020 and offered his personal Carib car.
The petitioner alleges
that Frank Ogwang, the Acting Sub County Chief was also photographed with the
UPC convoy on the same nomination and went ahead to offer a saloon car white in
color Reg. No. UBC 547B, while Wilbert Obala the Sub County Chief was also
seen in the same convoy as well as Andrew Omadi Omara, the Office Assistant.
The petitioner further
alleged that Andrew Omadi Omara, the Office Assistant whose is using Divine Radio to campaign for UPC candidates on air.
The petitioner Okabo is now demanding that the
office of the Chief Administrative Officer to take immediate action against
the officers within a period of 14 days, before legal actions are taken against
“The day for …
Cue out: … its own cost.”//
However the accused civil servants have distanced
themselves from the allegation.
Innocent Abongo, the Apac District Probation
officer, says the allegation is baseless and lacks evidence. He said the allegation is simply brought with bad intention to try and defame him.
//Cue in: “I
don’t work …
Cue out: … allegation is baseless.”//
Micheal Wanje, the Chief Administrative Officer of
Apac district acknowledged receiving the petition. He says he is yet to
investigate the allegation leveled against the civil servants and take
appropriate actions in regard to the law.
“Yes I have …
Cue out: … of the matter.”//
Public servants who intend to
join active politics are required to tender in their resignation letters three months before
joining any political party.