Political campaigns for the Parliamentary position in Omoro County, Omoro District, have commenced and will run until May 24, 2022.
The six candidates vying for the position after successful nominations include; Ojok Henry Oulanya (NRM), Odong Justine Obiya (FDC), Kiiza Oscar (ANT), Tolit Simon Akecha (NUP), Eng. Odonga Terrence (IND) and Onen Jimmy Walter (IND).
Unlike the previous elections where gatherings were restricted, this time candidates and their agents are allowed to hold open mass gatherings and campaigns from 7am to 6pm.
Police said their teams on the ground have reached out to all candidates and their campaign agents to ensure they abide by the guidelines of the Electoral Commission and also follow the harmonised campaign schedules.
“Any acts of defiance, civil disobedience of dangerous driving, intimidation, unauthorised parallel campaigns at venues, looting shops, provocative behaviour towards law enforcement personnel, like deflating tyres of police vehicles, hooliganism, defacing posters, etc will not be tolerated,” said CP Enanga Fred, Police Spokesperson.
“We have disseminated our comprehensive policing plan to the territorial commander, Aswa Region, for implementation without fear or favour.”
In addition, task teams have been dispatched from CID and CI to record videos on the conduct of the political campaigns for future reference.
“We wish all candidates a successful campaign and we remain confident that as the Joint Security Agencies, we shall deliver a very peaceful campaign process where the rights of the constituents in Omoro and all stakeholders are protected,” Enanga added.