Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Betty Aol Ocan was on Thursday nominated to stand for the newly created Gulu Woman Member of Parliament.
Aol, who promised to paint the whole Gulu district blue, was accompanied by the former Member of Parliament for Gulu Municipality, Christopher Achire. Achire is now standing for Gulu City Mayor on Forum for Democratic Change party ticket.
“I have been successfully nominated as the Woman Member of Parliament for Gulu City on the FDC Ticket,” said Aol after nominations.
The Leader of Opposition, however, condemned the arrest of opposition candidates across the country on the first date of nomination.
“It is unfortunate that many of the Opposition MPs have been arrested in the exercise,” said Aol.
She noted that the arrests are meant to deprive the Opposition candidates of a chance to participate in a leveled political ground.
“It is a shame that the regime that has continued to deprive Ugandans of a levelled ground to compete democratically,” she noted.