At least six Members of Parliament from the ruling National Resistance Movement- NRM Party have lost bids to retain the party flag in the next general election across Teso Sub Region.
The most hit district is Kumi where all the NRM flag bearers in the last election have lost to the new faces. They include Kumi Woman MP, Monica Amoding who lost to Christine Apolot, the current District Chairperson.
In Kumi Municipality, the former Teso Affairs Minister, Christine Amongin Aporu has bounced back after trouncing four male candidates including the Mayor, Mahmood Oonyu.
Simon Peter Opolot led in Kanyum County, leaving the incumbent, Ismael Orot in the third position while Kumi’s County, Charles Ilukor came second to Esidonia Opolot Okaasai.
In Ngora County, David Abala lost the flag to Juliet Achayo Lodou, a new entrant and the only lady in the race among four men while Serere County MP, Patrick Okabe has been beaten by Phillip Oucor.
In Amuria, former Woman MP, Rhoda Acen has bounced back after beating Susan Amero, the incumbent MP.
The only MPs who have retained NRM Flags in Teso include Hellen Adoa, the Serere Woman MP who sailed unopposed, Jacqueline Amongin of Ngora District, Maria Goretti Ajilo of Kaberamaido who opted to represent Kalaki District, Ministers Jeje Odongo, Musa Ecweru and Peter Ogwang for Orungo, Amuria County and the newly created Ngariam County in Katakwi respectively.
The others are John Bosco Ikojo of Bukedea County and Patrick Opolot Isiagi of Kacumbala County.
By the time of filing this story, results for Clement Kenneth Obote Ongalo of Kalaki, Isala Eragu Veronica Bichetero of Kaberamaido County, Cosmas Elotu of Dakabela and Violet Akurut Adome of Katakwi District were not yet known.
Except for some parts of Katakwi, Ngora and Serere districts, the NRM primaries were largely peaceful across the region.
UPDATE | NORTHERN UGANDA
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Henry Okello Oryem has lost the National Resistance Movement party primary election for Chua east county in Kitgum District.
Okello suffered heavy defeat in the hands of new political entrant Godfrey Luwo.
Luwo was declared winner of the hotly contested Chua East county at half past midnight by the Kitgum Registrar Cyrus Odongkene. He polled 14,906 votes representing 62.62 percent of votes cast against Oryem’s 9,036 votes.
The defeat ends Oryem’s nearly two decades’ parliamentary journey which started iwhixh started in 2001.
In Chua West County, William Otim alias Bosmic Joyce Otim had an easy sail over his opponent Charles Ocaya for the party flag. Otim garnered 13,796 votes against Ocaya’s 2,036 votes.
For the Kitgum Woman Member of Parliament race, Lilian Aber, the Senior Presidential Advisor on Youth Affairs defeated incumbent Margaret Odwar Lamwaka to carry the party’s flag.
Lamwaka who had only held the partys flag in Kitgum district for one term polled 14,004 votes while victor, Aber garnered a total of 28,508 votes.
Kitgum NRM Party Chairperson George Ayella lauded the party members and aspirants for exhibiting maturity during the primary elections and advised them to avoid characters that could taint the party’s image in the region.
Present during declaration of the results were the Kitgum Resident District Commissioner William Komakech, the District Internal Security officer David Aisu and officials from the NRM electoral commission.Add your comments:
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