Some youths in Dokolo are up in arms against old politicians occupying elective leadership positions in the district.
They have vowed to fight their way to elective posts rather than wait to get power on a silver platter.
The youths have ganged up against Cecilia Ogwal, the district Woman MP, Felix Okot Ogong, the constituency MP and John Okello Okello, the district LC5 chairman.
The youths claim that the present leaders have been in office for too long and have no new ideas to bring to table especially for the new breed of youths.
Ogwal has been in parliament for 14 years, representing Lira municipality, while Ogong has represented Dokolo since 1996.
Cecilia Ogwal's seat has attracted interest from UPC's Salome Ejang and Ruth Atala who is presently working as the Dokolo Resident District Commissioner. Ogwal who signed a memorandum with the FDC party last year, says she would contest as an Independent candidate in the next elections.
Peter Ogwang, the district council speaker, plans to contest against the incumbent LC5 chairman, John Okello Okello. Ogwang explains that there is need for youthful leadership to usher in fresh ideas for development of the new district.
Also in the race is Paul Amoru, the Daily Monitor bureau chief in Gulu. Amoru says he plans to unseat Ogong who he accuses of failing to account to his constituents.
Amoru accuses Ogong of failing to account for millions of shillings in Constituency Development Fund advanced to him over the last 14 years. He says as a result many people continue to wallow in poverty.
But Ogong explains he used the 23 million shillings from the Constituency Development Fund to buy a lorry, which he says has been helping the community whenever they need transport.
Residents say they would vote candidates who are bent on ushering new developments and to improve their welfare.
Ocen Adilo one of the residents of Dokolo says he would vote any of the aspirants who pledges to connect electricity to the area.
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Dokolo attained a district status in 2006, after it was curved out of Lira district.