Kumi Woman MP Quits FDC

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Agnes Akiror Egunyu, Kumi District Woman Member of Parliament has quit her party the Forum for Democratic Change. Akiror who was elected to parliament in 2006 on a Forum for Democratic Change party ticket says she has cutoff all links with the party. She claims she took the decision in good faith after consulting widely with her electorate. Akiror explains that her constituents told her that the only way to retain the seat is by standing as an independent candidate in the coming national elections. But FDC leaders in Ngora say Akiror could have quit the party because of fear of losing in the primary elections. Ben Eumu, Ngora District FDC chairman says Akiror like some other candidates could have carried out an assessment and realized that she would lose if she contests in the party primary elections. Eumu explains that the only thing that could have forced Akiror to quit the party is fear of embarrassment after party primary elections incase she loses. Sarah Eperu an FDC activist recently declared her intention to contest against Akiror in the new district of Ngora. Last month, Epenu distributed 20,000 hoes to women in Nogra as part of her grand plan to snatch the seat from Akiror. The legislator becomes the first high profile politician from Teso which is a strong opposition stronghold to quit her party.


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