OYAM NORTH BY-ELECTION: NRM aspirant Daniel Bala withdrawn from race


Mr. Bala Daniel, one of the NRM aspirants has come out to declare his withdrawal from the race and promise to offer maximum support for the candidate that the party will front for the Oyam North by election.

This was revealed on Monday while receiving the apologies from different political aspirants who didn’t turn up for a meeting that was organized by the NRM district party leaders at the former Oyam Boma ground.

Bala says he is no longer interested in vying for the position but still remains a strong supporter of NRM party and promised to offer all what it takes to see that NRM take the position that was left by an NRM flag bearer.

The meeting that lasted for over three hours was to harmonize the NRM aspirant ongoing consultation meeting with NRM party delegates where most of the aspirants were accusing some of the top leaders of siding with other aspirants.

During the meeting Jaspher Onena the NRM party district chairman refuted the allegation of sidelining other aspirants saying if someone is doing that then he/she is doing it on their own but not for the party.

He warned that no leader should be in support of any aspirant but to listen carefully to the manifestos of these candidates and make the appropriate decision in choosing the one that can challenge other opposition candidates and take the Oyam North Parliamentary seat.

He refuted rumors that the party won’t conduct the primary election saying the party has ideology which includes democracy and no one should be altered with the mere saying to disorganize the party.

Benson Dila Oyuku the chairperson LCV for Oyam who is also a staunch NRM cadre says currently he has no candidates he is supporting and awaits for the candidate that shall come from the party and offer total support.

He warned that anyone who wants to come back as an independent in the general election should just withdraw from the NRM party race instead of wasting much of his/her time running under the party.

He added that the aspirant should also understand the people who will vote for them in the primaries rather than going blindly to avoid embarrassment.

He also declared the allegation that was levied that his intention was also to go for the position is false saying he still has contract with Oyam district and he can’t ignore Oyam south and go for the North County.

Queen Drothy Amolo, an aspirant said she is hopeful of holding NRM party flag and also progressing to the parliament come 6th/July/2023. Amolo said his main priority is to fulfill the projects that the late Okello Engola left. She added that they have been connecting to each other concerning the development of Oyam North.

Ambassador Julius Peter Moto said he will respect the position of the party and not run as an independent when things failed and offer support for the one that shall go through. He added that he is hopeful of holding the flag since his survey revealed that 75% of the NRM delegates who are the electorate are in his support.

The resident district commissioner for Oyam William Komakech while addressing the meeting said the security are well prepared to ensure peace during the election both the primaries and the main By-election.

In the presents were the NRM district leaders, NRM party aspirant including queen Drothy Amolo, junior Samuel Engola, Julius Peter Moto, Agustin Obangakene, Billy Otoo however willy Omodo, Alfred Okello Obaro did not attend the meeting.attempt to get comment from those who didn’t turn up were however futile by press time since their known telephone contacts were unavailable.

NRM has so far remained with nine candidates vying to hold the party flag with yet to be identified date for the polling from the electoral commission body of NRM party.