The leadership of the ruling national resistance movement party in Lira district has convened its first meeting in the aftermath of the 2016 general elections to be held on Saturday to diagnose and rummage what caused their official flag bearers a humiliating defeat in the just concluded elections.
Speaking to Voice of Lango Thursday evening, Lira district NRM Party Publicist Jacob Ocen confirmed that the meeting will take place on Saturday 26th March 2016 at Lira cultural center and shall be chaired by their celebrated vice chairperson Linda Agnes Auma.
Ocen added that all subscribers of NRM, flag bearers who both lost and won have been invited to attend the meeting for them to discuss ways to build cohesion and take the party forward to avoid repeat of the losses got in the 2016 elections.
In Lira district all the parliamentary candidates for the national resistance movement all failed.They include State minister for Housing who stood for Erute County south and was thumped by UPC’s Jonathan Odur,Linda Agness Auma NRM candidate for Lira district woman mp seat was defeated by Joy Atim Ongom of UPC and in Erute County North NRM candidate Christine Alwedo Ogwang was beaten by FDC’s Charles Angiro Gutmoi.
In the local government elections,it also remained the same.
A highly placed source from within the leadership of NRM also intimated to Voice of Lango that the meeting shall be used to endorse some potential names and forward them to the appointing authority as 2016 cabinet material for consideration.
Lango sub region in the current and outgoing cabinet had three ministers which include Hon Sam Engola state for housing, Rebeca Otengo state for Northern Uganda rehabilitation and Caroline Amali Okao state minister for Microfinance both the trio have all been crushed in the just ended election.
When contacted, Lira district NRM publicist Jacob Ocen could neither accept nor deny but that if the need arises they shall exclusively discuss it and reach at a better position.