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Oyam North NRM Candidates Preach Unity, Reconciliation Ahead of Primary Election :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Oyam North NRM Candidates Preach Unity, Reconciliation Ahead of Primary Election

Willy Omodo-Omodo, one of the candidates, has called for unity among all aspirants to foster reconciliation among the people of Oyam. He emphasized that whoever is elected must prioritize the interests of the community.

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Candidates in the Oyam North County National Resistance Movement (NRM) party primary by-elections are emphasizing the importance of unity, reconciliation, and economic transformation for the local community. 

The party has set Saturday, June 17th as the day for the primary election. While each candidate believes they are well-suited for the position and hopeful of winning the election, they acknowledge the need to coexist peacefully, especially as the voters are still grieving the loss of their former leader.

Willy Omodo-Omodo, one of the candidates, has called for unity among all aspirants to foster reconciliation among the people of Oyam. He emphasized that whoever is elected must prioritize the interests of the community. 

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Queen Dorothy Amolo, the sole female candidate in the race, believes that empowering the locals economically will enable them to address their own challenges without solely relying on the government. 

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The candidates oppose the idea of the party favoring Okello Engola's son as the flag bearer, citing concerns about a lack of democratic processes. During Engola's burial, his family presented Samuel Engola Junior as a potential successor to his father's seat and sought support from the NRM leadership.

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Jasper Onena, the Oyam District NRM chairperson, stated that all NRM candidates are qualified and the party will select a flag bearer through a fair process. He expressed confidence in the NRM's chances of winning the by-election, asserting that they are fully prepared and committed to securing the position. 

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A total of 10 candidates, including Willy Omodo Omodo, former ambassador Julius Peter Moto, and Samuel Engola Junior, were nominated by the NRM. However, Daniel Obala withdrew his candidature, opting to wait for the 2026 general elections. 

The remaining candidates include Augustine Obangakene, Billie Nelly Bilshan Otto, veteran Radio personality Alfred Okello Obaro, Tonny Adonyo, Henry Arinaitwe, and Queen Dorothy Amolo, the only female contender in the race.

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