Two Nominated for Aruu North MP Seat

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Joseph Omona, the Pader District Electoral Commission Returning Officer, declared the duo nominated after fulfilling all the requirements.

Two candidates have been nominated for the Aruu North parliamentary seat. 

The two are James Nabinson Kidega Nock, the National Resistance Movement-NRM party candidate and Justine Oryema Bowel, an independent

Kidega was nominated by Polline Adiyo and seconded by Nancy Lawino while Oryema was nominated by Lilly Akullo and seconded by Francis Baguma. Joseph Omona, the Pader District Electoral Commission Returning Officer, declared the duo nominated after fulfilling all the requirements.

He explained that only three people had paid the Shillings nomination fees and fulfilled the requirements. The third aspirant is the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party candidate, Lucy Aciro Otim. Aciro is scheduled to appear for nomination on Friday.

At least ten aspirants picked nomination papers for the seat that fell vacant in January following a Court of Appeal ruling that upheld an earlier ruling by the High Court which overturned the election of independent candidate Lucy Achiro Otim.

On February 6th, the Court of Appeal nullified the election of Lucy Achiro Otim's election for non-compliance with electoral laws after the Electoral Commission failed to conduct a vote recount requested by NRM party James Nabinson Kidega.
  
Kidega who lost to Achiro by two votes petitioned court for a recount. Achiro had polled 8,599 votes against Kidega's 8,597, according to results released by Pader district returning officer Joseph Omona.
  
Meanwhile Electoral Commission has commenced the voter register display exercise in Aruu North constituency to allow the voters to cross check their particulars.

Omona, says the display exercise is on-going all 95 polling stations in the seven sub counties in the constituency. He appealed to voters to verify their particulars ahead of the by-elections scheduled for April 6th 2017.

 

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