By Spy Uganda
In exercise of its powers as provided for under Article 61(1)(f) of the Constitution and Section 15 of the Electoral Commission Act CAP 140, the Electoral Commission has finalized hearing of complaints that were raised in respect of ineligibility of candidates in Omoro by-election race.
The candidates include; Tolit Simon (NUP); Odong Justine (FDC); Kizza Oscar (ANT); Onen Jimmy Walter (IND); Odonga Terence (IND) and Andrew Ojok Oulanyah (NRM) to contest for Member of Parliament, Omoro County Constituency, Omoro District.
”The Commission has found that the above candidates complied with the requirements for nomination, and has accordingly upheld the decision of the Returning Officer to nominate them,” says Electoral Commission.
The Commission adds the above candidates remain in the by-election whose polling will take place on 26th May 2022.
Electoral Commission declared the Omoro County parliamentary seat vacant after the untimely death of its member of parliament and former Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah following a short illness in March.