EC sets dates for Omoro County Member of Parliament By-election. The Electoral Commission has released the electoral program for the by-election of Member of Parliament for Omoro County Constituency, Omoro District.
Omoro County Constituency Parliamentary seat fell vacant following the death of the former Member of Parliament and former Speaker of Parliament, the Rt. Hon. Jacob L’Okori Oulanyah on the 20th March 2022 in Seattle, United States of America.
The Minister of Health, Hon. Jane Ruth Aceng while presenting a report on Oulanyah’s health at a special sitting of the House to honour the former speaker on Tuesday, 05 April 2022 said that the immediate cause of death of the former Speaker was multiple organ failure.
“The heart, lungs, liver, and kidney all failed. The liver started failing while he was in Uganda and the lungs had started collecting fluids,” Aceng said.
The Secretary to the Commission Mulekwah R. J. Leonard has also revealed that during the same electoral program for Member of Parliament for Omoro County, the Commission will also fill the vacancy for District Woman Councillor representing Lalogi/Lakwaya Electoral Area, Omoro District upon her resignation.
The process is scheduled to start with the registration of voters and an update of the National Voters’ Register from 14th to 19th April 2022, in the thirty-seven (37) parishes in Omoro County Constituency. The display of the National Voters’ Register will be conducted from 25th April to 5th May 2022, at all the eighty-four (84) polling stations in Omoro County.
OTHER SPECIAL DATES:
- Nomination of candidates will be conducted for a period of two days, (Thursday 12th and Friday 13th May 2022) at Omoro District Council Hall.
- Campaign meetings for candidates for Member of Parliament and District Woman Councillor will be held from (16th to 24th May 2022).
- Polling for Member of Parliament and District Woman Councillor shall take place on Thursday 26th May 2022 at all polling stations in Omoro County Constituency, and (polling) shall start at 7:00 am and close at 4:00 pm.