Gulu NRM Finance Secretary Defects to FDC

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Rose Nyapolo crossed to Forum for Democratic Change party after 21 years of membership with the ruling National Resistance Movement Party.

Gulu National Resistance Movement-MRM party district secretary for Finance and Entrepreneurship has defected to Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party.
Rose Nyapolo has been an NRM party member for 21 years.
In 2015, Nyapolo lost in the NRM party primaries for Omoro district Woman Member of Parliament. She says the NRM has been choking her political career by maintaining a restrictive environment.
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Nyapolo, who contested for Omoro Woman Member of Parliament as an independent candidate and lost to NRM's Catherine Lamwaka, says that the NRM party grossly betrayed her political ambitions.
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Kelly Komakech, the FDC mobiliser for Northern Uganda, says Nyapolo's defection is timely for party elections in the newly created Omoro district where Ongako Sub County.
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Patrick Otika, the Omoro district FDC Secretary General, says that they have several times been wooing Nyapolo to the opposition.
Nyapolo served as LCV Councilor for Ongako Sub County in Gulu district for ten years. She was also a mobilizer deputy speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah.
George Ovola, the Gulu NRM administrator says the defection won't affect the NRM Party.


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Peter Labeja
Peter Labeja has been a practicing journalist for the last 13 years during which he has covered part of the brutal conflict which bedeviled Northern Uganda as well as the painful transition to Peace thereafter. Emerging post conflict issues such as land rights of under privileged widows and orphans, challenges of access to social services in the immediate aftermath of Lord’s Resistance Army conflict in Northern Uganda.

Labeja is now the Northern Uganda Bureau chief in Acholi Sub Region since 2014 - Gulu, Amuru, Nwoya and Omoro districts as well as South Sudan falls within his areas of jurisdiction. He previously worked with The Vision Group for four years.

Labeja’s major career interests are in Climate Change; Agriculture and Environment - natural resources such as Water, Oil and Gas; Transitional Justice; Human Rights, Democracy and Governance as well as South Sudan’s humanitarian crisis. In 2013, Labeja was awarded a prestigious Pan African Journalism Award for excellence in journalism at United Nation’s UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya for Climate Change and Health Reporting.