ELECTORAL COMMISSION CLEARS ALL SIX CANDIDATES TO CONTINUE WITH CAMPAIGNS FOR THE OMORO BY-ELECTIONS

The Electoral Commission has cleared all six candidates contesting for the Omoro Parliamentary by-elections following petitions that had been filed with the polls body .

In a statement issued by the EC and signed by the Spokes Person Mr. Paul Bukenya stated , ” 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 finalised hearing of complaints that were raised in respect of ineligibility of candidates 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. They remain candidates in the by-election whose polling will take place on 26th May 2022,” the statement reads.

According to the EC campaign meetings l commence at 7:00am and end at 6:00pm on each of the campaign dates. During this period, candidates shall not use or publish any language or defamatory words, which incite disorder, hatred, violence or which threaten war. All candidates, their agents and the public to adhere to the harmonized programme and set rules and regulations guiding the campaign period.

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