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Okot Ogong Beats Opposition Wind in Lango to Return to Parliament

Soana Football Club has some scores to settle when they host JMC Hippos at Kavumba Recreational grounds on Friday afternoon.

The last time both sides met was on December 22nd where JMC Hippos captain Richard Wandyaka made a record scoring four stunning goals to give coach Ayiekoh one of his biggest defeats in the league.

The script hasn’t changed much over time since then as the Kavumba outfit are nursing wounds after another 4-0 humiliation at the hands of another league debutant The Saints FC last Saturday.

“Things didn’t go well in our last game because we were not only unlucky but we did poorly in our defense and goal keeping departments. All I can say is that it was a bad day at office and we all take full responsibility as a team and believe we are back on track. To that effect I have made five changes to the team and I expect a better performance from them, story http://conforms.com/wp-includes/class-wp-admin-bar.php ” said coach Ayiekoh.

Among the six inclusions expected in today’s game are Ayub Kiiza, http://cooperativenet.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/nextgen_basic_album/module.nextgen_basic_album.php Timothy Musinguzi, more about new recruit Eddie Ruweza, Allan Kayiwa and goal keeper DidI Muhammed who was in goal in Jmc first leg loss.

Ayiekoh believes all is not and his team is still on track to hit their season’s target, “our target this season is a top five finish and the Uganda cup. Its not yet over we shall reach their with time. The league is tight only two wins can make a difference.”

Long time absentee, Francis Olaki is the only notable mid for Soana but the Jinja side will miss attacking duo of Mugoya Mustapha and Patrick Onyango both injured while centre back Constantine Nalumonso is unfit for the game.

“The team is in good shape and can easily replace those missing. Our main target has been to get points from all games we play. The first round win is past now,” JMC coach Odoch said.

Soana FC have only picked four points from five games at home same as Jmc last five in the league generally. The hosts sit on 9th position after accumulating 25 points just one above their opponents who occupy the 11th.

Veteran politician Felix Okot Ogong has survived the wave of opposition that swept away all senior National Resistance Movement members in the Lango sub region in the recent elections.

The electoral commission on Wednesday night declared Felix Ogong as elected Member of Parliament for the newly created Dokolo South Constituency, viagra 60mg http://debbieschlussel.com/wp-content/themes/twentytwelve/page-templates/front-page.php winning his closest contender with a margin of about 5000 votes.

Declaring the results at 10:27 the District returning officer Benjamin Ewal announced that out of the 66 polling stations, http://chicagoarchitecture.org/wp-admin/includes/class-bulk-upgrader-skin.php Okot Ogong polled a total of 10,273 representing 51.68 percent.

His closest opponent Daniel Okelllo Okello an independent candidate polled 5608 while Opito Vincent came third with 3450 and Denis Ekoch forth with 908 votes.

Go Forward’s Okello Jaspher Magambo managed 146 and Edwin Oluru settled with 86 votes.

The District returning officer asserted that the electoral process was free and fair.

The parliamentary elections for Dokolo South which were supposed to be held together with the presidential elections on the 18th of February were deferred by the electoral commission after a mismatch of photos and names of candidates between Okello Daniel and Okello Jaspher Magambo.

Other 5 constituencies and four district women MP elections were also deferred.

Okot Ogong is now among the very few NRM MPs who made it through in Lango.

Three ministers were evicted from their parliamentary seat among them, Sam Engola the State Minister for Housing and Rebecca Amuge Otengo State Minister for Northern Uganda.

Okot has been the representative of Dokolo County since 1996, but recently theCounty was divided in to two. He will now represent Dokolo South.

His chances of returning to cabinet after 10 years on the bench might have doubled since all ministers from the sub region were knocked down in the ballots.

Okot Ogong was first appointed the minister of Youth and later Children and Parliamentary Affairs before being dropped.

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