Oyam—August 13, 2020: Oyam South voters will in 2021 general polls decide their next Member of Parliament.
The decision will be between incumbent MP, Betty Amongi Akena, who’s also the Kampala and Metropolitan Affairs Minister and NRM cadre, also a former aspirant in the last (2016) elections, Patrick Ogwang Obura.
For Mr Obura, he will have to first be elected as a flag bearer in the NRM primary elections due soon. They are two in the race to hold the party flag ahead of 2021 general elections.
In an interview with TND News Thursday morning, Ogwang Obura said he was “duly nominated on Wednesday to contest in the NRM primaries as MP for Oyam County South 2021-2026”.
Asked what his intentions are as an aspirant for the coveted Legislative seat, he responded: “20 years of a distorted ruler-ship in Oyam South has left a big wound in our society.”
According to him, “youths are bitter, women not empowered, elders neglected, business fraternity not supported.”
“To continue in this direction is suicide,” he adds.
He further reiterated that “my candidature is here to rally all stakeholders of Oyam South to make time and come to the rescue of the society.”
“…that our communities badly need change (Alokaloka) for a better future under new leadership,” he told this digital publication.