Youths in Lamwo and Kitgum have vowed to take over the mantle of leadership from the old politicians.
Several youths have already declared their interest to contest for various political positions.
Simon Peter Loum, the Kitgum district deputy speaker and youth councilor is challenging the incumbent Livingstone Okello Okello for the Cwa County Parliamentary seat. while Reno Opio of the DP party is vying for the Lamwo County parliamentary seat.
Vicky Lajara wants the district Woman Seat, while Peter Oyet is eyeing the Kitgum district chairperson seat.
Vicky Lajara, says the youths must rise up to the challenge and fight for their positions. She is determined to reverse the trend in 2011 elections.
Lajara who is facing competition from two more experienced women in Forum for Democratic Change primaries, says she is not worried of the opposition.
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Lajara says the future of youths depends on how they take up responsibilities today so that they can fight for their rights and interests.
Loum believes time has come for the youths in the two districts to engage in national politics instead of only concentrating on local council elections.
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Lominda Achiro in Padibe East Lamwo district cannot wait for the campaigns to come. Achiro an NRM Party diehard says she will campaign for any youth who contest irrespective of the party position.
Achiro says different parties have failed to help nurture the youths into responsible political positions as they always nominate old politicians.