Ojok was declared the winner of the elections from Lalogi Sub County headquarters by the Omoro district returning officer Moses Kagona after scoring 14,224 of the total votes cast beating his closest rival Simon Toolit Akecha of National Unity Platform who scored 1,633 votes.
The National Resistance Movement (NRM) party candidate
Andrew Ojok Oulanyah has been declared the winner of the Omoro County Member of
Ojok, replaces his father Jacob Oulanyah, the former Speaker
of Parliament who died in March in Seattle in the USA due to cancer.
Ojok was declared the winner of the elections from Lalogi Sub County headquarters by the Omoro
district returning officer Moses Kagona. He garnered 14,224 of the total votes
cast defeating his closest rival Simon Toolit Akecha of National Unity Platform-NUP
who got ,633 votes.
Terence Odonga, an independent candidate came third with 532
votes followed by Justine Odong Obiya of Forum for Democratic Change who scored
Others are Jimmy Odong Onen, an independent candidate who scored 88
votes, and Oscar Kizza of the Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) party
with 63 votes.
17,454 voters participated in the elections out of the
38,638 from the 84 polling stations. A total of ten votes were spoiled.
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Ojok says that he will work towards developing the people of
Omoro as it was his father`s wish.
In the Lalogi/Lakwaya Sub County Women council seat.
Florence Lalam of NRM was declared the winner with 2,30 votes followed by Mercy
Ayoo of FDC with 708 votes.
Franka Lawino, an independent scored 683 votes,
Christine Anek Topista of Uganda People's Congress (UPC) scored 309 votes and
Margaret Labol on NUP scored 130 of the total votes cast.
The election saw 4,200 valid votes and 101 rejected from the
25 polling stations.
Justice Simon Byabakama, the Electoral Commission
Chairperson applauded the voters and candidates for upholding peace and
tranquility during the elections.
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However, Mathias Mpuuga the Leader of Opposition says that
the elections were marred with irregularities, intimidation, and
arrest of their agents and supporters.
He noted that it was already in their wisdom that Ojok would
be declared winner of the elections regardless of anything.
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Oscar Kizza, the Alliance for National Transformation (ANT)
candidate also noted that the result is not surprising since it was marred with
vote-buying and bribery.
He says he will seek the court to oust Ojok from Parliament
since he had irregularities in his candidature.