Kole South MP race: Eddy Ogweng holds first consultation with NRM delegates


Eddy Morris Ogweng [R] in Kole South on Tuesday. Photo by Stephen Omara
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Kole – Eddy Morris Ogweng, a philanthropist, a farmer and politician on Tuesday launched his first NRM consultative meeting as he prepares to race for Kole South Member of Parliament in the 2021 polls.

He was welcomed by Mr Ebong James Okalo, the NRM party chairman for Kole district and party delegates. The meeting took place at the NRM Kole district office.

In his statement, Mr. Ogweng thanked the district chairperson and his delegates for organizing and welcoming him home to declare his interest to run as an MP.

He added that the [their] focus as NRM party is to elect strong and firm leader like him who has got all the requirements to make great change without any disappointment, be it in terms of academics which he has achieved almost in all levels.

Mr. Ogweng will have to be elected as a party flag bearer. The party primary election is a process which will qualify him to the ‘big election’.

The way he was speaking, his eagerness to support the community is there, with a clear voice for development.

NRM Kole district delegates attend Ogweng’s consultation meeting yesterday. Photo by Stephen Omara.

In leadership view, he said: “God has helped me to accomplish when I am still young. Therefore, now that I’m still energetic, I have come to help the National Resistance Movement so that the voices of my communities get to Parliament of Uganda.”

He added: “And the whole world knows there’s a young man with upper voice for the population of Kole South and I can assure that out of all candidates emerging in Kole South, I’m the last born.”

Citing himself as the last born in their family, he told the meeting that last born are the most intelligent out of all children. “If the elders fail to do the work, there will be no one apart from last born to do it,” he jovially said.

He emphasizes that Kole South needs somebody who has seen the world in almost every perspective to handle the issues arising from the communities.

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Therefore, he says: “Ogweng has come to seek blessings, guidance and opinions from the people at different capacities.”

The NRM MP hopeful aims that for 2021, irrespective of political party, told the meeting “to let the voice going be yellow”.

He added he grew up in NRM and he is ready to seek guidance from the party delegates on approach to be followed.

In his last remark, he assured people that, “now that Members of Parliament are elected, they are not elected to Parliament only and constituency but for different upper level” of which he was assuring the people of Kole South that he is the one who can handle things at constituency, national and international levels.

“In the 2021 election, my name will appear on the ballot paper something which the President is already aware of,” he asserted.

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