Man Jose Kayima
The Electoral Commission (EC) has officially declared the position of Omoro County Member of Parliament vacant and approved the program for conducting the elections.
The position fell vacant following the death of Speaker Jacob Oulanyah on March 20 in Seattle, Washington DC.
Oulanyah was the representative of the people of Omoro County in the 11th parliament.
The development was confirmed by Secretary of EC, Leonard Mulekwah with the election slated for May 26th, 2022.
“Following the death of directly elected Member of Parliament for Omoro county, Jacob Oulanyah, and the resignation of District Woman Councillor for Lalogi/Lakwaya and notification about the above position by the clerk of parliament and the Chief Administrative Officer Omoro district, the commission has approved a program to fill the above vacancies,” reads the letter in part.
The family of the deceased Speaker has already fronted his son Andrew Ojok. It is also believed that majority of the members in the NRM Party are ready to support him in the May polls.
Oulanyah who represented Omoro for 15 years will be buried on Friday, 8th March at his ancestral home in Lalogi, Omoro district.