All the National Resistance Movement party sub-county chairpersons and 47 out of the 49 Parish Chairpersons have abandoned the official party flag bearer Moses Ogwal Goli and have unanimously endorsed the incumbent Paul Amoru Omiat who is also the chairperson of the parliamentary committee on ICT and National Guidance for the Dokolo North parliamentary seat.
In the recently concluded NRM party parliamentary primary elections held in September 2020, Moses Ogwal Goli won the tightly competed race with 12,607 votes while Paul Amoru Omiat polled 11,113 Votes but many of the NRM leaders and supporters have since dismissed the win urging that Ogwal mobilized people from Lira and supporters from other opposition political parties to vote for him to carry the party flag.
The NRM sub-county chairpersons including: Geoffrey Opio Ekong of Agwata, Kenneth Owiny of Dokolo, Tom Aluku of Bata, Patrick Obia of Adok, Judith Acar of Okwalongween, Robert Okwany of Amwona, Odongo Patrick the chairperson of the veterans and 47 out the 49 parish Chairpersons in a recent party retreat openly declared support for Paul Amoru.
Speaking during the retreat Geoffrey Opio Ekong who is the leader of the NRM sub-county chairpersons of Dokolo District says the party leaders and members resolved to support Amoru because the recent primaries was marred with intimidation and rigging sponsored by the opposition to get a weak candidate who would be easily defeated in the 2021 general elections.
The NRM sub-county chairperson for Dokolo Kenneth Owiny opined that there is a planned move to weaken the NRM base in Dokolo District by the opposition through working with a weaker NRM candidate who cannot defend and promote the interest of the party something he says incumbent Amoru has tirelessly worked for.
Attempts to get comments from the Dokolo.
The Dokolo North NRM parliamentary flag bearer Moses Ogwal Goli says he cannot force the leaders to support him but asked the leaders and party members to support his candidature since he is the official party candidate.
Paul Amoru is loved by the constituents for initiating and bringing development in the constituency split from then Dokolo county in 2016.