The National Party Platform-NUP opened its regional office in Gulu yesterday 9th September 2020, located in Pece Vanguard in Gulu West Division. It is the 4th to be opened in the country. Other offices were opened in Kitgum, Wakiso, and Kasese.
Dr. Linda Zedriga Waru, the Deputy Regional President for Northern Uganda says the office will help mobilize support for the party in the coming elections and will also give a permanent address for NUP and coordinate all its activities in the region.
Zedriga notes that the absence of office space had initially frustrated their groundwork, sale of party attires, and meeting of its members as the 2021 general elections draw closer. She requested the party members to unite to achieve a peaceful transition of government in the 2021 elections.
Spartan Achilles Mukagyi, the NUP Commissioner in Charge for Northern Uganda says the party has also extended nominations for those contesting for parliamentary seats in the North.
He says that the party closed the nominations on August 24th, 2020, but realized that they had only 40% of the candidates in the North and decided to extend the process for some time. He also revealed that 15 aspirants from Acholi Sub Region have so far shown interest to contest for parliamentary seats. He adds that the party is building consensus with the aspirants to avoid going to primaries.
“We have avoided primaries because it will divide our members and that explains why we must build consensus with the aspirants and we are in the process,” Mukagyi explains.
Secondo Abok Okot, one of the Aspirants who has shown interest in running under the party ticket for Omoro County says he is hopeful of defeating the incumbent and Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, who was unopposed in the NRM party primaries.