The National Resistance Movement
Party Secretary-General, Richard Todwong has rallied local leaders and locals of Omoro County to vote for Andrew Ojok Oulanyah, the NRM flag bearer if they are to witness speedy development.Todwong says voting for opposition figures especially the National Unity Platform candidate Simon Toolit Akecha will drag development not only in Omoro County but the district as a whole.
He made the remarks on Wednesday
while speaking to NRM LCI, and LCII chairpersons of Acet Town Council, and NRM registrars
from villages, parish, and District levels in Acet Town Council.
Todwong says there is no way the
government led by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni also the NRM party Chairperson can fulfill pledges in the area where an opposition
candidate has been entrusted as a leader in Parliament.
He notes that major
developmental projects are first taken to the NRM strongholds while areas that haven’t
voted ‘wisely’ wait on the list citing Amuru District where most of its leaders are in opposition.
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He says there is no way the
government can be pleased to respond to the concerns of the people if a
different person rather than an NRM candidate is voted.
According to him, the government has already earmarked the tarmacking of the Gulu-Moroto road that connects Gulu City through Omoro to Pader district but notes that 'bad voting' can delay its implementation.
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Todwong however dismissed claims
that the presence of NUP in the by-election is giving them sleepless nights
when asked in an interview with Uganda Radio Network-URN.
He says they are not bothered by NUP
candidate Akecha arguing that they are sure of winning by a landslide margin
since the same candidate lost in his previous attempts in Parliament and District Chairperson
Omoro in 2016 and 2021 respectively.
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But Akecha in an earlier
interview with URN said he is better placed to lead the people of Omoro owing
to his leadership experience other than the NRM candidate who is still a political
Akecha stressed his ambitious
plans to lobby for Ambulances to help transport expectant mothers free of charge
to deliver and ensure that the Gulu-Moroto road is tarmacked.
A total of six candidates including
Akecha and Ojok are in the race to fill the vacant Omoro County Parliamentary
seat that fell vacant on March 20th following the death of former legislator and
Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah.
The other candidates in the race are; Oscar
Kizza, the Alliance For National Transformation-ANT flag bearer, Forum for
Democratic Change Party flag bearer Justine Odong, Terrence Odonga, and
Jimmy Walter Onen all independent candidates.
The candidates commenced
campaigns on May 16th ahead of the by-election
slated for May 26.