By Aluma Aribo & Okaba Patrick
Arua/Pakwach- Residents of Ayivu County in Arua district have voted in favour of retaining Article 102 (b) of the Constitution in the ongoing consultative meeting the Area MP, Bernard Atiku.
Out of the 4,428 residents who cast their votes in a secret ballot in all the seven Sub Counties of Ayivu, 1,293 voted in favour of removing the Article while 3,094 voted for its retention.
“With this guidance from my voters, I will be able to stand on the flow of parliament to reject the proposal to amend this very Article, I think the massage is very clear, in fact the voters wanted the term limits to be re-instated,” Atiku said.
In Jonam County Pakwach district, voters told their area MP Emmy Ongiertho to vote against the bill because it lacked any ingredient of constitutionalism.
“The constitution must not be changed to suit the interest of one individual that is not the spirit of the constitution,” One resident Mr Nozi Wokorach said.
Mr Ongiertho (FDC), the area MP criticized his colleagues for returning the money meant for consultations to the treasury saying he used his buying solar panels for Mboro health centre III.
Meanwhile a meeting called by the Nebbi woman MP Ms Jackeline Aol turned rowdy on Thursday when she failed to meet their expectations.
The members of the NRM party structures were demanding for 1million each per Sub County contrary to what she was giving of 10,000 shillings each per person.
Members claimed they had traveled long distances up to Nebbi town and that they had used more money than what she was giving them.
Rasel Amiyira-mirwoth, one of the participants said: “You can’t invite us from long distances and pay us only 10,000 shillings.
“People want money, I have other things to do with the money not only to be spent on age limit consultations,” Ms Aol responded.