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