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NRM Nullifies Otuke Woman MP Election Results

Dr Tanga Odoi, the NRM party electoral commission chairman say investigations show that there were massive irregularities during the election held on October 27th, 2015.
The National Resistance Movement party Electoral Commission has canceled the Otuke district woman Member of Parliament election results.

The cancellation follows a petition from the incumbent woman MP Annet Okwenye, who had lost to Sylvia Akello, during the election.

Dr Tanga Odoi, the NRM party electoral commission chairman says investigations show that there were massive irregularities during the election held on October 27th, 2015.

He says the name of Sylvia Akello, one of the contenders did not have provision for ticking or thump print on the ballot paper.

Odoi says the party will organised fresh elections for the flag-bearer of Otuke woman MP, on a date yet to be fixed.

The incumbent says in her petition to the party\'s EC that several of her supporters instead voted for her rival Akello, and many of her votes were also considered invalid.

MP Okwenye welcomed the decision by the party electoral body, saying it will give the people of Otuke a second opportunity to elect freely a person of their choice.

Silva Akello, who won the disputed election, however expressed disappointment over the nullification calling the decision “unfair.”

Annet Okwenye scored 6,072 votes while Sylvia Akello polled 13,680. Other aspirants include: Judith Acola, who got 2,416 votes, Betty Angom who got 858 votes, Lemegas Angol, got 797 votes , Norah Adur got 633 votes and Beatrice Adong 1,241.