Exclusive: Why Cecilia Ogwal’s daughter has been endorsed to contest for Dokolo Woman MP seat

(Last Updated On: 29 January 2024)

Kole | Cecilia Ogwal’s daughter, Dr Rosemary Alwoc Ogwal (PhD) is set to contest for the Dokolo Woman MP seat, a source close to the family has revealed.

The source indicates that after the burial, a family meeting was held in which the late Cecilia Ogwal’s legacy was reviewed and her unfinished projects discussed.

The family noted that a number of the unfinished projects needed Parliamentary representation to actualize them.

They also noted the need to continue some of the charity projects that the late had started. To make it easily achievable, someone closer to her should take over.

“After several hours of discussion, they agreed to front the eldest daughter, Dr Rosemary Alwoc Ogwal to contest for the Dokolo Woman MP position,” added the source.

The move to front the deceased daughter was further persuaded by a delegation of voters from over 60 parishes in Dokolo district who made an impromptu visit to the family after the burial in Alito, Kole district.

The delegation asked that Rosemary Ogwal take over the mantle. They highlighted several Church, education, livelihood and development projects that were ongoing at the time of Cecilia’s demise.

Dr Rosemary Alwoc Ogwal studied at Mt St Mary’s Namagunga from S1 to S6 and later went to the UK where she studied her undergraduate degree in Law and later Masters and PhD in Economics.

She has been practising as an economist.

Alwoc’s mother, Cecilia was laid to rest on Saturday, January 27 in Alito, Kole district after passing on from India on January 18.

According to the electoral laws, bye-elections are expected to be held within 60 days after Parliament declares a seat vacant to the electoral commission.

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