News making rounds this morning indicate that Forum for Democratic Change candidate for Omoro county has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.
According to the FDC, Owani Dick Denis has been whisked away by unknown gunmen as he was preparing to be nominated for the forthcoming Omoro county by-election scheduled for 26th this month.
Omoro county seat fell vacant after the death of Jacob Oulanyah who was also speaker of parliament. Oulanyah died from the US where he had been taken for specialized medication on 20th March 2022.
Notable candidates in the race is late Oulanyah’s son Andrew Ojok Oulanyah who was fronted by the NRM, FDC’s Owani Dick Denis, NUP’s Simon Tolit Akecha. DP’s candidate withdrew from the race but nomination is slated for today.
According to the FDC president Patrick Oboi Amuriat, Owani was on his way back to Omoro from a Rupiny radio talk show in Gulu at 8:30pm when this happened.
BREAKING: Our candidate for Omoro county Owani Dick Denis has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen ahead of his nomination today.
His whereabouts are yet to be Known. pic.twitter.com/N6BcDGux2W
— FDC (@FDCOfficial1) May 12, 2022
This is a developing story….More details to follow.