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NRM Wins in Kotido Municipality

Peter Abrahams Lokii, the former MP for Jie constituency bounced back to parliament after defeating his main rival Jean Mark Aporu, an independent candidate.
Ismael Muhamad Lomwar [on yellow cap] and Peter Abrahams Lokii during the last stakeholders meeting.

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The National Resistance Movenment- NRM party has won the parliamentary and mayoral seat for Kotido Municipality. 

Peter Abrahams Lokii,  the former MP for Jie constituency bounced back to parliament after defeating his main rival Jean Mark Aporu, an independent candidate.  

Lokii, polled 5,830 votes against Aporu's 4,248 votes. Moses Oriono Okot of the FDC party polled 137 votes.

Emmanuel Keem Napuso, an independent candidate who earlier quit the race trailed with 107 votes.

While declaring the results, Stella Koryang Modo, the Kotido district returning officer, noted that out of the 11,157 votes that were cast, 10,322 votes were valid while 845 votes were invalid.

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Ismael Muhamad Lomwar, was also declared winner of the Apac Municipality mayoral seat. He polled 6,243 votes against his closest challenger, Henry Lokubal, an independent candidate who got 3,786 votes.

The  People's Progressive Party candidate  Daniel Abual Kapel polled 222 votes and FDC's Calistas Adome Lokwi 156 votes.

Tallying of the results was conducted under tight security. There was heavy deployment of the Police and army at the Electoral Commission offices in Kotido town. 

Alfonse Ojangole, the District Police Commander Kotido told URN that the deployment was meant to ensure peace and security during the tallying.