Parliament needs ‘passionate MPs like Paul Amoru’ – aide says
Last Updated on: 21st November 2020, 09:48 am
- The Dokolo North Member of Parliament Paul Amoru Omiat has on Monday officially commenced his campaign ahead of 2021 general elections.
- He’s seeking re-election under independent ticket after defeats in NRM party primary elections nearly three months ago.
Dokolo—21 November 2020: Paul Amoru Omiat has kicked off his campaigns for re-election as the Dokolo North MP in the 11th Parliament.
Mr Amoru is also the vice chairperson Lango Parliamentary Group (LPG) and also the committee chairperson on ICT and National Guidance in the 10th Parliament.
He lost the NRM party primary elections to Moses Ogwal Goli. He claimed there was “a lot of violence and malpractices in the election”.
Months ago, eight chairpersons of NRM party at sub-county level in Dokolo North Constituency where there were controversy during NRM party primary, denounces official flag bearer Moses Ogwal Goli and vowed to rally behind independent candidate, Paul Amoru Omiat.
The event to declare support for Mr Amoru took place in Okwalongwen sub-county, where he was welcomed with “a lot of support”.
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In the eight villages of Adagdede, Awekiparo, Agali, Akurokwe, Ajonyabwote, Awe-wia and Adwong-wor all in Akwanga parish, some locals say they now regret voting “someone whom they claimed is not an NRM supporter”.
In their different songs to welcome Amoru, then, they “said they were forced to do the contrary during primaries” but will “exercise their rights in 2021 general elections”.
Levi Okodi, a senior presidential advisor, warns politicians against using young people from other district to torture voters.
Mr Amoru’s campaign manager, Mr Levison Odongo said “people and parliament should not lose passionate persons like Amoru”.
Amoru has explained why he wants to go back to Parliament and work for the benefits of his people.
He mentioned key issues that are underway, and among them are: construction of high-level science laboratory in Bata secondary school, lobbying for tarmacking of Dokolo, Bata, Alebtong road; completion of buildings in Dokolo Girls S.S. and lobbying for Okwalongwen Seed School, among others.
Recently, Amoru wrote to Uganda National Roads Authority about the destruction of Dokolo- Bata to Alebtong roads where UNRA promises to work on it in 10 days.
TND News correspondent, Jaspher Ouni reports that “it’s being worked on now”.