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Jacob Oulanyah Victory Challenged in Gulu Court

Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah

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A petition challenging the reelection of the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, cost http://damnyouautocorrect.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-list-table.php Jacob Oulanyah as the Omoro County Member of Parliament has been lodged at Gulu High Court.

Oulanyah was on 19th February, http://chuckatuckhistory.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-get-media-v1-2-endpoint.php a day after the elections declared winner by the Gulu Returning Officer, Benson Obete with 8,218 votes.

The closest rival Simon Tolit Akecha who polled 6,823 votes on Thursday went to the court with a petition saying Oulanya’s victory was a fraud.

After filing the petition, Tolit who held the seat from 2006 to 2011 before being dislodged by Oulanyah told reporters in Gulu town that he has strong grounds for Court to nullify the results.

Speakership factor

When contacted on phone on Good Friday, Oulanyah declined to comment on the matter. Meanwhile two of Oulanyah’s campaign managers said the petition was not important for people of Omoro, but the heated battle for the Speaker of Parliament seat that has pitted the Deputy and his boss Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga.

An agent who preferred anonymity since the matter is already before the court, said an MP from Eastern region was used to facilitate the move and force Tolit, who had relaxed to file the petition.

Some sections of the opposition in Gulu had already accused Tolit of pocketing cash from the Deputy Speaker and deciding to keep quiet.

“Tolit had forgotten everything because he knew he lost. Some forces have forced him to change his original position and we are surprised he filed the petition yesterday,” said the campaign agent.

Oulanyah has not yet publicly declared his interest for Speakership but his subtle campaign structure is already doing intensive underground campaigns.

According to sources in Muyenga, about 50 new MPs visited the Omoro man on Thursday morning. Kadaga has already declared interest to seek reelection for the position.

 

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