State Minister for ICT Peter Ogwang has declared his bid to contest for the Parliamentary seat for the newly created Ngariam County.
Ogwang, Usuk County MP has confirmed to this website that he will now contest in Ngariam, a new county which has been curved out of Usuk County in Katakwi district.
Ngariam is among the 46 new counties that were today (Thursday) passed by Parliament.
Ogwang confirmed the new development when he posted a poster in Twitter showing that he will contest for Ngariam County.
"I will be contesting in the newly created Ngariam County in 2021 Elections," he said.
In an interview, Ogwang said that Usuk County has been one of the biggest counties in the County a population of about 350,000 people. He said that Ngariam passed the litmus test for the creation of new county.
The former Eastern Youth MP has been instrumental in fostering social, economic development in Katakwi district and has of late turned into a political darling and uniting factor in the politics of Teso. Ogwang who is President Museveni's new blue-eyed boy will certainly be missed in Usuk County as he starts his new political journey in Ngariam County.
Ogwang comes from Oale Village, Aliakamer Parish in Katakwi Sub-County. Katakwi Sub-County is one of the Subcounties in Ngariam County.