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FDC Wins Awach Sub County LCIII Chairperson Seat

The Awach Sub County Chairperson seat fell vacant in February this year following the death of the then newly elected chairperson, Fred Oteka.
A woman casts her vote. Photo by Emmy Daniel Ojara
The Forum for Democratic Change-FDC candidate, Demisco Akena has been elected the Chairperson Awach Sub County in Gulu district.

Otema garnered 581 votes deafting his closest rival Erick Otema Morris of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party who garnered 433 votes. 

The results were declared from the Aswa County Headquarters by Ronald Agaba, the Electoral Commission Returning Officer for Gulu district. 

The race attracted five candidates; the others included Richard Ojok who garnered 240 votes, Chanon Otika with 114 votes, and Opiro .D. MD with 93 votes. All three were Independent candidates.  

The Awach Sub County Chairperson seat fell vacant in February this year following the death of the then newly elected chairperson, Fred Oteka.

Otema who is also a boda-boda motorcyclist rider said that his office will ensure unity and good service deliveries in the Sub County.  He attributed his victory to the trust which the voters had in him and the support of his party members which is also a stronghold in the area.   

Agaba said that the election was peaceful however it was marred with a low turn-up of voters. 

Awach Sub County has at least 3,250 registered voters from the 10 polling stations.

Kenneth Oyet Odong, the Awach Sub County Speaker said the election is welcoming because the area had suffered unbalanced representation due to the vacant Chairperson`s office since the death of Oteka.



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