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Nancy Atimango, Olal Win NRM Party Primaries in Gulu

Atimango, a teacher and former radio presenter will now be the only female candidate facing three male contestants for the Gulu East Division parliamentary seat in 2021 general polls. The three male aspirants include Rev. Fr. Charles Onen, John Bosco Uhuru, and Emmanuel Mwaka Lutukomoi.
04 Sep 2020 19:16
Nancy Atimango, former Mighty Fire and Radio Rupiny presenter - Photo by Dominic Ochola

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Nancy Atimango and Roy Olal have won the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party primaries in East and West Divisions of Gulu City respectively.

George Obwola Ebola, the NRM Election Officer for Gulu declared Atimango, winner for the party flag with 4,507 votes. Her rival Christine Atimango Odongo, a three-time parliamentary aspirant polled 377 votes.

Atimango, a teacher and former radio presenter will now be the only female candidate facing three male contestants for the Gulu East Division parliamentary seat in 2021 general polls. The three male aspirants include Rev. Fr. Charles Onen, John Bosco Uhuru, and Emmanuel Mwaka Lutukomoi.

Meanwhile, Pastor Roy Olal, a teacher by profession, was also declared the winner for the Gulu West Division NRM party flag with 778 votes, while his only rival Charles Kilara polled 735 votes. Olal will face off with Lyandro Komakech, the incumbent Gulu Municipality MP and current district chairman Martin Ojara Mapenduzi.

In a related developement, Mariea Shaka Lapolo has been elected unopposed for the directly elected Gulu City Woman Member of Parliament seat. Among those in the race is Betty Aol Ocan, the Leader of Opposition, Jolly Okot Laker, THE former Director of Invisible Children-Uganda and Rosemary Atimango, former staff of Uganda Revenue Authority (URA).