The official campaigns for Omoro by-elections have begun with NRM starting with door to door campaigns while opposition’s National Unity Platform and Forum for Democratic Change accuse police of intimidation.
In Adak trading center, the NUP candidate was trailed by a police patrol car, while the FDC candidate says numerous threats have come through.
Andrew Ojok began his campaigns on Monday as he visited various homes in Te Olam village, Olam Parish in a Odek Sub-county. Ojok believes that by reaching out to every individual in the homes, gardens and villages, he will ably win their hearts ahead of the May 26th by-election.
“Our message is one of unity irrespective of our different party affiliations. Votes are a debt of work. We have to pay that debt by delivering services to the people. Let’s all join hands and we work together so that we develop Omoro since it’s a new district,” Ojok said as he interacted with locals.
He told the locals that his first assignment if elected to parliament is to ensure that Moroto road is tarmacked, their health centre III upgraded to a health centre IV and ensure that residents have sufficient safe water for drinking.
Ojok revealed that by voting him to Parliament, they will be sending a representative to lobby the government in relation to sharing the national cake.
The Olam village LC1 chairman, Kakamon Jimmy said all his fellow chairmen are rallying behind the NRM flagbearer to ensure continuity.
“Ojok Andrew is going to complete the work that his late dad left behind. For the people of Olam village, let’s vote for Ojok because he is the best candidate to offer us great services. I urge you irrespective of your political affiliation to vote for service delivery which Ojok represents. I pledge my full support for Ojok and the first vote here at olam for Ojok will be mine.”
The NRM party secretariat officials led by the Secretary General, Richard Todwong, Rosemary Nansubuga Sseninde, the director for mobilisation, Emmanuel Dombo, director for information and communication and Hajjat Medina Naham have since last week been camped in Omoro county to lay strategies for the successful campaigns of the party candidate