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PICTURES: Bukedea byelection candidate attacked in front of EC offices

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By Godfrey Ojore


BUKEDEA – David Stephen Omagor, who was meant to be nominated for the Bukedea LC5 chairperson seat at 2:00pm, has been attacked.

The attack on Tuesday, June 6, happened in front of the Electoral Commission offices as he was making his way to the offices to be nominated. 

Omagor was punched by men who stood at the EC gate and took all his papers.

He has met EC returning officer Suliman Kato who has advised him to report the matter to the Police and EC headquarters.

Police fired tear gas during the scuffle, but nobody was arrested.

The seat fell vacant following the death of district chairperson Moses Olemukan in December last year. He reportedly died of colon cancer, only a year-and-a-half into his tenure.

David Stephen Omagor with a torn shirt after being attacked. (All Photos by Godfrey Ojore)

By Monday, three candidates had already been nominated by the Electoral Commission: Tychicus Ebukalin, Sam Ebukalin and Sam Oita Odeke.

However, a total of six candidates had earlier picked nomination forms which will have to be returned before the closing date which is today, June 6.

According to the electoral roadmap, the people of Bukedea will go to polls on June 14, to elect their district chairperson. 

EC is also expected to fill three positions of councillors in Mukongoro, Kotiokot and Bukedea sub-counties. The positions fell vacant after the resignation of the two councillors who joined the civil service.

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