The Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) President,
Rtd. Gen. Mugisha Muntu has called for a nonviolent by-election in Omoro
Elections for the Omoro County Member of Parliament are scheduled for May 26th, 2022.
Six candidates are vying for the
position. They include; Andrew Ojok of the National Resistance Movement
(NRM), Simon Tolit Akecha of the National Unity Platform (NUP), Kizza Oscar of
ANT, and Justine Odong Obiya of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC).
Independent candidates include Terrence Odonga and Jimmy
Muntu told Uganda Radio Network (URN) during an interview in Gulu City that
numerous by-elections in the country have been marred with arrogance and violence
perpetrated by the state security agencies and hooligans.
Among them, he cited the Arua Municipality and Kayunga
district by-elections. Muntu now says that the same should not be witnessed in
Omoro County adding that the electorates deserve the right to execute their
rights in a peaceful environment.
Muntu`s concerns come at the time when the police last week
fired teargas at supporters of the National Unity Platform (NUP) in Orapwoyo
Sub County Omoro County on allegations of campaigning past time.
oppositions have also accused the NRM of voter bribery and intimidation during
David Apira, the Lalogi Village Chairperson, and Richard
Alima, the Chairperson of Lalogi Sub County all in Omoro County have equally
called on the need for a violent free election.
Responding to the high cost of commodities in the country,
Muntu urged the government to cut its budget and stop luxurious lifestyles at
the expense of the people.