July 20, 2024

NUP joins race to replace Cecilia Ogwal in Dokolo District

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The National Unity Platform, NUP has declared its participation in the forthcoming Dokolo District by-election.

However, the chairperson of the party’s electoral commission, Ms. Margaret Walukamba, has urged members interested in contesting for Dokolo District Woman Member of Parliament to submit their expression of interest forms.

She said the exercise begins today, February 16, 2024, and will close on Wednesday, February 21, at midday.

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“All interested members are requested to submit written applications at the Party Secretariat in Makerere-Kavule or send them by email to [email protected]. All candidates are required to attach a copy of their party membership card, national ID, curriculum vitae, and certified copies of their academic qualifications,” she said in a statement dated February 15, 2024.

Furthermore, on Wednesday, FDC unveiled Dr. Alwoc Ogwal as the party’s flag bearer in the coming by-election.

NUP joins other political parties that have already announced their participation in the race, including the Democratic Party, the Uganda People’s Congress, the ruling National Resistance Movement, and the Forum for Democratic Change.

In conclusion, the Dokolo Woman MP seat fell vacant following the death of the district’s MP, Cecilia Ogwal, on January 18, 2024. Additionally, the Independent Electoral Commission has since set March 21, 2024, as the polling date.

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