Day 2 | Dokolo: UPC preaches agriculture and education 

(Last Updated On: 14 March 2024)

The electoral commission has set March 21 for electing a new woman Member of Parliament. 

Dokolo | Campaigns are underway in Dokolo district ahead of scheduled local level and woman MP [by]elections next week. 

Seven candidates were nominated between Monday and Tuesday this week. Each of them, representing different political parties, and a few on independent tickets want to take over the vacant MP seat.

The seat became vacant following the death of Cecilia Atim Ogwal on January 18. Also in the race is Cecilia’s daughter, Dr Rosemary Alwoc Ogwal.

A party like UPC is already buoyant about victory. Its leader Jimmy Akena said early in the week that “they have already won and are waiting for the celebrations”. 

Akena has been in Dokolo to amass support for Sarah Aguti Nyangkori. Her campaign was launched on Wednesday from Amwoma.

Addressing a rally on day two in Bata Town Council on Thursday, the party leader talked about agriculture and education, among others.

Also read: Dokolo Decides – UPC: ‘We’re inspired and guided by Oyam North by-election victory’

Akena said farmers have to be paid a fair price for their harvests. He added that education should be able to produce input for the citizens.

”I cannot not change that as an MP and that is why I have to go to higher office, so that I can change them. That is why I want to stand for President so that we can look for solutions that work.”

They proceeded to the next venue, Teyao village in Bata Town Council. Speaking to the locals, Nyangkori promised to represent Dokolo, in addition to ensuring service delivery.

Jubilant UPC supporters in Bata on Thursday. Courtesy photo.

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