According to the son of the late Jacob Oulanyah, ‘Andrew Ojok Oulanyah is now ready to step up and fill his duties like his father was doing in order to continue with what he had started Omoro.
During the funeral of Oulanyah, the late Speaker of Parliament and Member of Parliament for Omoro District, Oulanyah’s brother Francis Emuna told grievers that the family had chosen to run Oulanyah’s eldest son, Ojok, in the Omoro by-election on May 26, 2022.
While interviewing, Ojok stated that he was ready to take on the late father’s mantle.
According to Ojok, his campaign is mainly going to focus on promoting peace, unity, and reconciliation in the district, just as his father had started.
Furthermore, he stated that my father invested in was in health and infrastructure; we are planning to continue with it if they give us the opportunity, Ojok noted in his statement.
He said that he is only delaying only on the decision for what will be decided upon by the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party ahead of the elections.
This party is still due to complete its process, NRM is still pending o do work on its internal process, and we are mindful that we shall at the appropriate time pick those Electoral Commission (EC) forms,” Ojok said.
According to the EC’s roadmap, candidates will be nominated on the 12th and 13th of May 2022 at the Omoro District Council Hall, and campaign meetings for candidates will be placed from the 16th to the 24th of May 2022, ahead of the election on May 26 2022.
The race has attracted five candidates, including Oulanyah’s former Personal Assistant, Ben Achula.
Opponent party leaders are pending to front any candidates, with DP and FDC stating that they are analysing the situation to develop a candidate.