Largo trailed in the third position with 10,016 votes, behind former Pader District Chairperson Alfred Akena who garnered 11,678 votes. The victor, Rtd Col Obwoya secured the flag with 14,645 votes, according to results released by Pader NRM Registrar Simon Peter Sankara on Saturday.
Lost NRM Primary; Pader District Chairperson Godfrey Oringa Largo
Pader District Chairman Godfrey Oringa Largo
has lost the National Resistance Movement party flag to Rtd Col Fearless Obwoya, the former Operation Wealth Coordinator
for Kitgum District.
Largo trailed in the third position with 10,016
votes, behind former Pader District Chairperson Alfred Akena who garnered
11,678 votes. The victor, Rtd Col Obwoya secured the flag with 14,645 votes, according to results released by Pader NRM Registrar Simon Peter Sankara on Saturday.
Both Largo and Akena have refused to concede defeat after
the polls citing that there were cases of voter bribery and vote-rigging before and during polls held on Friday. Akena has since
announced his plans to contest as an independent candidate for the seat, while Largo intends to challenge the outcome through the NRM Electoral Commission.
But the NRM registrar told Uganda Radio Network in an
an interview that the elections went on smoothly without any incident of election
In Agago District, the incumbent LCV Chairperson Leonard
Ojok Opiyo emerged winner with a landslide victory, defeating two others in the
race to hold the NRM flag in the district. Opiyo garnered 31,300 votes followed
by Wilfred John Okello who got 19,305 votes while the district speaker John
Bosco Olwoch Gunyamoi trailed with 13,115 votes.
In Kitgum District, the Kitgum Councilor for Matidi also the
Sectary for Health and Education Walter Oyoo Komakech was announced the winner for the
District Chairperson's seat after defeating former Chairperson Luka Nyeko. The
results announced by the party Registrar Cyrus Odongkene indicate that Oyoo garnered
19,322 votes while Nyeko had 5,787 and Eng Samuel Atocon Odong
trailed with 5,130.
In Lamwo District, where there was stiff competition for the seat Nahaman Ojwee emerged the victor after polling 12,079 votes,
followed by Mathew Ocen Akiya, the former Lamwo District Chairperson who polled 10,082 votes. Jakeo Ocan trailed with only 6,778 votes.
Ojwee served in various districts in the country as Resident
District Commissioner and also Kitgum district Chairperson between 2001 to
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