On Tuesday, Obete declared Lumumba elected with 2,636 votes while Ogwette came second with 2,594 votes. This prompted dozens of Ogwette’s supporters and DP leaders led by the Gulu Municipality Member of parliament, Lyandro Komakech to lead a procession in the streets of Gulu City.
Omoro District Registrar Denise Obong told URN in an interview that they started the distribution of the polling materials at 2:30am to enable them save time in the morning and ensure that polling starts at 7:00am, the time specified by the Electoral Commission.
At Holy Rosary Primary School - Polling Station A, several voters were stranded up to 10 am when voting hadn’t started. It’s where DP Presidential Candidate Norbert Mao voted from. Mao was the first to cast his vote at 10:15 am.
The Senior Supervisor for Laroo -Pece Division in Gulu City Richardson Tabu, 29, disappeared on Friday evening when he went out to buy supper for his colleagues who were caught up in the office located in Senior Quarters in Gulu City.
The Deputy Speaker who is also the NRM Vice Chairperson for Northern Uganda and himself defected from UPC to NRM in 2006, explained that the alleged people are using their purported defections as enterprising avenues for money making.
Bishop Gakumba bid farewell to thousands of his flock from Christ Church Parish Compound in Gulu City. He became the 7th Bishop of the Diocese of Northern Uganda after taking over from Retired Bishop Nelson Onono Onweng.
Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson instead advised the candidate to get a private security guard or apply to the Inspector General of Police for a police officer for his protection.
In a letter written on December 14th by Patrick Ochola, the lead petitioner to the Gulu District Registrar, George Labeja who is the interim Mayor of Gulu City and a contestant for Mayoral seat of Laroo –Pece Division is using an Ambulance registration number UBH 234Z belonging to Gulu City Council for campaign purposes.