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The EC has begun the process of replacing Oulanyah in parliament.

The process to fill the parliamentary seat left empty by Jacob Oulanyah has begun, according to the Electoral Commission.

On March 20, 2022, Oulanyah, the elected Member of Parliament for Omoro County in the Omoro district, died in the United States, where he had previously been admitted with cancer.

Leonard Mulekwah, the secretary of the Electoral Commission, wrote to various political parties on Thursday, urging them to prepare for the upcoming by-election in Omoro.

“Following the death of Rt Hon Jacob L’Okori Oulanyah, the directly elected Member of Parliament for Omoro County Constituency, Omoro district, and the subsequent notification of the existence of the above vacancy by the Clerk to Parliament, as required by law, the Electoral Commission has approved a program to fill the vacancy.”

This, according to Mulekwah, is in accordance with Section 3(i) of the Parliamentary Elections Act 2005.

“As a result, I respectfully suggest that you take notice of this information and pass it on to your political party members.” You must also provide a list of five members of your party, along with two passport-sized photographs, for accreditation to each sub-county in the Omoro district, as well as five names for accreditation to the tally center as observers in the voting process.”

According to the Electoral Commission’s initial schedule, the by-election in Omoro will be place on May 26. However, the process will begin with the update of the voters’ register, which would take six days and begin on Thursday.

As a result, the register will be displayed at various voting places between April 26 and May 4, while candidate nominations will take place on May 12 and 13.

Campaigning will take place from May 16 to 24, 2022, with elections taking place on May 26.

Andrew Ojok, the late Oulanyah’s son, is set to run for his father’s seat in Omoro for the ruling NRM party.


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