The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party, headquartered in Najjanankumbi, is deliberating the possibility of nominating Rosemary Alwoc Ogwal as their candidate for the forthcoming by-elections for the Dokolo Woman Member of Parliament seat. This vacancy arose following the passing of Cecilia Barbara Ogwal Atat in January 2024.
John Kikonyogo, FDC’s spokesperson, has emphasized the strategic move of having Alwoc succeed her mother to continue the unfinished work in Dokolo, a decision supported by family members and some party leaders.
Kikonyogo noted that so far, only the family of the late Cecilia Ogwal has approached the FDC regarding endorsing her daughter. He mentioned that if other individuals express interest, the party will either reach a consensus through discussions or proceed with internal primaries.
These statements were made during a press briefing held at the party’s Najjanankumbi headquarters on Monday, February 5, 2024.
The party’s resolution came after a closed-door meeting between the deceased’s family and top party leaders, including party President Patrick Oboi Amuriat and Toterebuka Bamwenda.
Toterebuka Bamwenda, Chairperson of the FDC Electoral Commission, expressed confidence in Ogwal’s eligibility for candidacy, citing her prior membership in the party before her mother’s demise.
Alwoc, who refrained from engaging with media queries, hinted at ongoing discussions on certain matters, indicating that the party would communicate the details of the meeting’s resolutions soon.
“I am currently in discussions with FDC. You will soon be informed by the party. That’s all I can say for now,” Alwoc stated.
Meanwhile, the public’s response has been mixed regarding Alwoc’s potential candidacy to succeed her mother. The Electoral Commission is expected to announce the electoral roadmap for the Dokolo by-elections shortly.