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EC sets date for Oyam North by-election to replace Late Engola

The position fell vacant after the death of the area MP Colonel (rtd) Charles Okello-Engola who was shot dead by his bodyguard Pte Wilson Sabiiti on May 2 at his home in Kyanja, Kampala.

The late Oyam North MP Col (rtd) Charles Okello-Engola

KAMPALA, UGANDA: The Electoral Commission has set Thursday, July 6, 2023, as the date for the by-election to vote for the new Member of Parliament for Oyam County North Constituency.

The position fell vacant after the death of the area MP Colonel (rtd) Charles Okello-Engola who was shot dead by his bodyguard Pte Wilson Sabiiti on May 2 at his home in Kyanja, Kampala.

According to the by–election programme announced, the exercise will begin with an update of the National Voters’ Register from Thursday May 18 to Monday May 22, at update stations in each of the thirty-nine (39) parishes and wards in Oyam County North Constituency.

Monday, May 22 will be the cut-off date for applying for registration as a voter and for transfer of voting location in Oyam County North.

The registration and transfer of voters from one polling station to another within Oyam North will not take place after Monday, May 22.

The display of the Voters’ Register will be conducted for a period of ten days, from Tuesday, May 30, to Thursday, June 8, at all 167 polling stations.

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The Display of Parish Tribunal Recommendations for deletion from/or inclusion on the Voters Register will be conducted for six days from Thursday, June 8, to Tuesday, June 13, at the respective Parish/Ward Headquarters.

The nomination of candidates will be conducted on Monday, June 19 and Tuesday, June 20, at the Office of the District Returning Officer, Oyam.

Nominated candidates will conduct campaign meetings for 13 days, from Thursday, June 22 to Tuesday, July 4.

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Elections will be held on July 6, the same date on which tallying of results will be conducted.

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