The Electoral Commission has sought Shs 900M to carry out the Oyam North County by-election that is scheduled for July 6, 2023.
The road map regarding the Oyam North byelection was launched by Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi, the EC chairman by meeting all key stakeholders at a function held in Oyam Town Council on Thursday.
Justice Simon Byabakama also noted that the Clerk of Parliament wrote to EC on May 8, declaring the Oyam North parliamentary seat vacant following the death of Col (Rtd) Charles Okello Engola.
“We are here in Oyam as the Electoral Commission to launch the program for the by-election for Member of Parliament of Oyam North Constituency following the death of the former MP, the late Charles Okello Engola Macodwogo,” Mr. Byamukama said.
He further added that the law requires the EC to fill a vacancy in Parliament within 60 days from the date after receiving notification from the Clerk to Parliament.
“This notification was received on May 8. Therefore, these 60 days will elapse by July 10. So, today we have been meeting with stakeholders to work out modalities of ensuring a free and fair election, and most importantly a peaceful election,” he noted.
The Oyam North by-election program indicates that the voter registration updating will take place at the parish headquarters from May 18 to May 22. From May 30 through June 8, a 10-day voter registration session will be open to the public. From June 8 through June 13, the Parish Tribunal Recommendation will be on display for six days. The nomination of candidates will occur on June 19 and 20.
From June 20 to June 26, nomination papers will be examined and lodging of complaints will be accepted during the same period. The election will be conducted on July 6 after a 13-day campaign period that runs from June 22 through July 4.