NRM Party unveils Primary Election Polling day for Oyam North

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The NRM Party has scheduled Saturday, June 17th, 2023 as the primary election polling day for Oyam North, with ten people contesting for the position.

On Tuesday evening, the Oyam District NRM chairperson, Jasper Onena, told this publication that they had received official notification from the electoral commission’s office stating that Saturday will be the Election Day.

He stated that the party is now doing all possible to organize the voting process, including notifying aspirants about how and where the voting would take place.

He stated that the aspirants have been holding consultation meetings with party delegates for the previous two weeks, which has caused them not to announce the election plan.

Speaking to this publication about the polling date, Ambassador Julius Peter Moto, an aspirant, said the date is so close to the nomination day that it affects the decision of some who might be interested in running as an independent because the time to analyze would be too short.

Willy Omodo Omodo, another aspirant, stated that he is ready whatever of the date assigned, even if it is on Wednesday, as long as the poll is held.

Queen Dorothy Amolo stated that the party is the supreme body and that they have no choice, even if they decide to hold the election in the evening. She went on to say that she had been prepared since the day she arrived in Uganda from America.

Attempts to reach the remaining candidates for feedback were unsuccessful because their known phone numbers were unavailable.

Nine people have been slugging it out with consultation with the party delegates, who are the electorates, and manifestos have been put in place, and they are simply waiting for the formal date for primary.

Also, the National Unity platform has yet to present a candidate to carry the party flag in the Oyam North by-election, despite two candidates, Daniel Okello and Samuel Odongo, expressing interest in the position.

UPC has also named Dr.Eunice Apio Otuku as their party’s flag bearer, following the withdrawal of counsel Chrispus Ayena from the UPC primaries, prompting the UPC secretariat to name Dr Apio Otuku as their flag bearer, with Forum for Democratic Change party Newton Freddy Okello also vying to replace the former minister.