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I Won’t Cling To Leadership; Kitgum Woman MP Elect Aber

Aber told Uganda Radio Network in an interview Tuesday that leaders should be able to groom others who will take over their positions to avoid scenarios of clinging to office.
Kitgum District Woman MP Elect Lilian Aber speaking to the press in an interview.

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Kitgum District Woman Member of Parliament Elect, Lilian Aber has advised leaders to groom others and avoid clinging onto power. The MP Elect who is the President's senior advisor on youth affairs has vowed not to cling onto the parliamentary seat for long.

Lillian Aber says she already has her set goals and objectives that won’t make her eye the parliamentary seat for long.

Aber enjoyed a landslide victory to scoop the Kitgum Woman Member of Parliament seat in the recent Parliamentary elections. She polled 41,192 votes on the National Resistance Movement Party ticket defeating Uganda People’s Congress Party candidate Roselyn Alanyo Olobo who got only 7,680 votes. Independent candidate Norah Adokorach Odur trailed last with 3,624 votes.

Aber told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Tuesday that leaders should be able to groom others who will take over their positions to avoid scenarios of clinging to office.

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She notes that politics is a project but not a career that should be accomplished at a specific time before one heads out for a different role.

Aber says the young generation should currently speak a different message on longevity in office.

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Aber says she will focus on improving the health sector, education, infrastructural development on roads and bridges, girl child empowerment, financial empowerment, and market linkages for boosting agricultural production.

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Aber will replace Margaret Lamwaka Odwar who has held the district woman parliamentary office for only one term. Lamwaka shifted to Chua East Constituency where she won the parliamentary seat, defeating six men in the race.

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