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EC commences nomination exercise for Dokolo Woman Parliamentary by-election


EC commences nomination exercise for Dokolo Woman Parliamentary by-election


The Electoral Commission (EC) has commenced nominations of candidates for the Dokolo Woman Parliamentary by-elections. The winner will replace the late Cecilia Barbara Atim Ogwal who succumbed to cardiac arrest from a hospital in India where she was receiving treatment for cancer.  

The two-day exercise, which will end on Tuesday commenced on Monday morning with the nomination of Jane Rose Adongo Elau Okello, the National Resistance Movement party candidate. Erikwaine Ngobi, the Dokolo District Electoral Commission Registrar who presided over the nomination, said all her academic documents have been vetted.

Other aspirants including Sarah Aguti Nyangkori, the Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) candidate, Dr. Esther Akullo Obot, an Independent, and Dr. Rosemary Alwoc Ogwal from the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party are expected to be nominated later today.   

Speaking shortly after the successful nomination of their candidate, Rosemary Seninde an official from the ruling NRM party urged the people of Dokolo to vote NRM candidate, saying that’s the only way they will benefit from this government.

According to the commission, the candidates will campaign for only seven days ahead of voting which will take place on March 21, 2024.

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