By Spy Uganda
Aswa-River Police Spokesperson ASP Ongom David Mudong says that they have kicked off investigations into the alleged kidnap of Mr. Owani Dick Denis, the FDC candidate in the upcoming Omoro by-election.
The candidate alleges that he was abducted by gunmen in an unknown vehicle who were trailing him. He claims that they kidnapped him at Adida village in Omoro District but later abandoned him at Corner Kamdini in Oyam District.
”We do take matters of threats to life including abductions seriously. Our regional teams in Aswa and North Kyoga have opened up general inquiries to help prove or disprove the allegations,” says Ongom adding, ”We urge the complainant in the alleged incident to cooperate with police and provide us with all the necessary information.”
Mr.Owani is one of 10 candidates who have since expressed interest to replace the fallen Omoro County MP and former Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah who died in March this year.
The parties tussling for the seat include the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM), Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), Alliance for National Transformation (ANT), National Unity Platform (NUP) and Justice Forum (JEEMA).