By Regina Lalam
“We cannot wait for president Museveni to come and resolve issues of conflict in Lango,” Dokolo Woman MP, Cecilia Atim says.
Dokolo—26, January 2021: The Dokolo district Woman MP, Hon. Cecilia Atim Ogwal has called for unity and forgiveness after the January 14 presidential and parliamentary elections.
Mrs Ogwal regained her seat on the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party ticket. MP Ogwal (incumbent) and Amolatar’s Okot Biket are the only two from FDC in the entire Lango sub-region.
The famous politician made the appeal today (Tuesday) 26 January during a radio talk show in one of the radio stations in Lira City.
“Elected Members of Parliament should have Lango agenda in their hearts as one of the unifying factors through Lango Parliamentary Group, local government leaders, religious leaders and cultural leaders and others,” she said.
She adds there should be a strong cultural foundation in order for elected members to achieve some agendas by settling disputes among cultural leaders in the sub-region.
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Currently, Lango cultural leaders are divided as a result of leadership conflicts between Mzee Yosam Odur Ebii and Eng. Michael Odongo Okune.
“We cannot wait for president Museveni to come and resolve issues of conflict in Lango,” Cecilia Atim added.
Mr Bosco Odongo, the NRM chairman for Dokolo district, said in an interview on Monday morning that, “the higher numbers of MPs elected under NRM in Lango is a sign of support and love for the ruling government”.
He also encouraged Lango to continue supporting the government and NRM party in particular.
Lango will send 15 NRM MPs, 9 from UPC, 2 from FDC and 5 independent MPs with no one from NUP to the 11th parliament.