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Sub County Chairperson Wins Katakwi District LCV Seat

Omolo garnered 15,355 votes against Charles Okideny’s 14,601, another independent.
Albert Ejoku, the District Chairperson Kaberamaido.

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The Sub County Chairperson of Getom, Godfrey Omolo has been elected LCV Chairperson Katakwi District. 

He replaces Walter Elakas Okiring who opted to run for Toroma County MP seat but lost to the incumbent, Joseph Andrew Koluo. Omolo, an independent candidate was formerly in FDC but decided to run on independent ticket after he was defeated in the party primaries. 

Omolo garnered 15,355 votes against Charles Okideny’s 14,601, another independent. NRM’s Joseph Opul came third with 13,890 votes, FDC’s candidate Paul Ongoet 1,566 votes, Raymond Odeke and James Peter Ogeatum trailed with 1,413 and 491 votes respectively.

Martin Musooke, the Katakwi District Returning Officer said the voting was peaceful. 

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Omolo attributed his victory to God, adding that it was a lesson to his rivals that he noted undermined his candidature based on education and finances. 

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In Kaberamaido District, the incumbent, Albert Antonio Ejoku lost to Victor Rex Ekesu. Ekesu polled 15,297 votes while the incumbent polled 13,541. 

Ejoku lost to Ekesu in NRM primaries but decided to run on an independent ticket.

In Soroti City mayoral race, FDC’s Joshua Edogu was declared the winner after polling 6,964 votes while the incumbent and NRM's Grigori Mikairi Egunyu, got 6,788 votes.