Minister Okao Withdraws From Parliamentary Race

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Richard Onaba, the Amolatar District Electoral Commission Registrar, has confirmed receiving Okaos letter indicating her withdrawal from the race.

Caroline Okao, the Micro Finance State Minister, has stepped down from the Amolatar woman parliamentary race. 

She told URN this morning, that she decided to step down from the race for personal reasons but declined to disclose it.
 
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The minister has been vying to reclaim her seat as an independent candidate following her loss in the National Resistance Movement party primaries to Doreen Amule, the incumbent Amolatar district council speaker.
 
Richard Onaba, the Amolatar District Electoral Commission Registrar, has confirmed receiving Okao's letter indicating her withdrawal from the race.   
 
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According to Onaba, the withdrawal of Okao leaves four candidates in the race. They are Doreen Amule, the NRM party candidate, FDC's Christine Odwee Apea and Agnes Atim and Elizabeth Ajano, both independents. Amule says the minister's withdrawal from the race is to her advantage.
 
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James Olobo, the Amolatar District NRM party chairperson has applauded Okao's decision to withdraw from the race, saying this will boost the support for the party candidate.
 

 

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Ronald Odongo
Ronald Odongo is the URN Bureau Chief Lira, Northern Uganda.A multimedia Journalist, Media trainer and investigative enthusiast. Lira,Apac,Dokolo,Oyam, Kwania, Otuke, Amolatar,and Alebtong districts fall under his docket. Odongo has been a URN staff member since 2012 though he had been a contributor since 2006.

Odongo started out as a bicycle reporter for Radio Unity in 2004. He was Radio Rhino FM's senior reporter, Luo news anchor and station producer between 2006 and 2011. Odongo started out as a freelance writer for Uganda Radio Network in 2006.

Odongo is particularly interested in reporting on community health, and education concerns. Good governance and human rights beats are dear to Odongo as a former Lord’s Resistance Army rebels captive 1996-1998.