During his visit to the Omoro district to campaign for the ruling NRM party flag bearer in the upcoming Omoro by-election, President Museveni visited the ancestral home of the late Jacob Oulanyah.
President Yoweri Museveni visited the ancestral home of the late Jacob Oulanyah moments after flying to the Omoro district to campaign for the ruling NRM party flag bearer in the upcoming Omoro by-election.
Jacob Oulanyah died in Seattle, United States on March 20, 2022.
The late Oulanyah who was buried on April 8 in Ajuri village, Lalogi Town Council in Omoro District reportedly succumbed to multi-organ failure.
Speaking about the late, Museveni who condoled with the family said the late Speaker was a strong pillar who will forever be missed by the country due to his dedicated service.
The president also met Mzee Nathan Okori, the father of the Late on the sidelines of our NRM Campaigns and commiserated with him on the death of his son.
As his main purpose for travelling to the district, the president campaigned for his party flagbearer, Ojok Andrew Oulanyah who is also the son of the late Speaker.
He urged him that once voted into power, he should work to serve the people so that they can continue voting for him even in the next election.
“Oulanyah showed good leadership. To my Muzukulu Ojok, these people are not sending you but they are sending Oulanyah back. If you do well, next time they will now send Ojok. I bless you,” Museveni said.
Ojok is contesting for the position with five other candidates including Tolit Simon Akena of NUP, Denis Dick Owani of FDC, Kiiza Oscar of ANT, Onen Jimmy Walter (Independent), and Odonga Terence (Independent).
According to the Electoral Commission, the nomination of candidates for the Omoro seat will be held on May 12 and 13. Campaigns will run from May 16 to 24, 2022 and then elections held on May 26, starting at 7:00 am and closing at 4:00 pm.
Last week, the Police in the Omoro district warned they will not tolerate any form of electoral violence in the run-up to the by-election, and all perpetrators will be apprehended.
In an interview with Nile Post, Mugerwa Hassan Katumba, the DPC, Omoro called for cooperation from candidates contesting in the Omoro by-election urging them to follow electoral and security guidelines.
“We have issued guidelines and warnings to candidates and their supporters against defying security guidelines, we will not tolerate violence here, Mugerwa said.