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Lira District Chairman Accused of Forging Council Documents

A group of councilors led by their LC III Chairman, Bernard Adoko state that without their consent, the two reportedly wrote a letter to the Ministry of Local Government indicating that the council had resolved that a town council status be granted to Awiodyek, a new Sub County scheduled to start operations this July.
Lira District Chairman Alex Oremo Alot is on spotlight for allegedly forging signatures and resolutions.

Oremo is jointly accused with Amach Sub County Chief Harriet Aboko for reportedly forging the documents to support their demand for elevating the newly created Awiodyek Sub County to a town council.

A group of councilors led by their LC III Chairman, Bernard Adoko state that without their consent, the two reportedly wrote a letter to the Ministry of Local Government indicating that the council had resolved that a town council status be granted to Awiodyek, a new Sub County scheduled to start operations this July.

The letter was accompanied by a forged purported resolution from the council bearing forged signatures of the councilors. Adoko says that the council has never agreed to such a resolution. He is now demanding that the two explain the motive of their move or risk being dragged to court for forgery and abuse of office.

Adoko says that in 2011, the council, after wide consultations with residents, agreed that a town council status be granted to Amach Sub County which was split to create the new Awiodyek Sub County.

Aboko acknowledged that there was forgery in the documents but hastened to add that she was under duress from the district chairman to deliver the documents. She says that the district chairman convinced her that the physical planning committee from the Ministry of Local Government wanted to inspect the areas he had proposed for a town council status including Agweng town board, Bar trading center and Awiodyek Sub County.

Oremo has equally distanced himself from the forgery saying that his duty was to inform the sub county chief of a proposal to upgrade Awiodyek to a town council.

The councilors are now demanding that the documents be withdrawn. 

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