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FDC Banks On Ogwal’s Daughter To Replace Her Late Mum In Parliament

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The race to replace Late Cecilia Ogwal for the Women Member of parliament is heating up even before electoral commission announces the road map but it’s just an obvious case the by election will happen in Dokolo district.

The race initially had 7 candidates when Ogwal had just been buried in Kole district late last month but the race now has almost over 10 aspiring candidates who have shown interest in replacing Ogwal in parliament where she had spent 28 years as a legislator.

Sarah Aguti Nyangkori of the UPC Party and Janet Rose Adong Elau of NRM who contested against Ogwal in the 2021 general elections but she trounced them with heavy margins. The others now include Dr Anna Grace Lalam, Beatrice Molly Abang (who is the Dokolo district NRM Chairperson), Lilian Auma Akullo, Rebecca Arao (who is a female Dokolo District councilor representing Workers), Harriet Ageno Menidiro, Dr Esther Akullo Owor Otada Obot and Cecilia Ogwal’s daughter Dr Rosemary Alwoc Ogwal.

The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) the party where Ogwal belonged after ditching UPC after the 2006 elections is now considering having Dr Rosemary Alwoc Ogwal as their party flag bearer to replace her mother in the 11th parliament.

The FDC Najjanankumbi Wing spokesperson john Kikonyogo revealed that currently talks are on-going with the family of late Cecilia Ogwal and her daughter to convince her to go into the by-election to replace her mum on the FDC ticket. The party’s electoral commission boss Toterebuka Bamwenda and Dr Rosemary Alwoc Ogwal all confirmed talks are on going.

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