Dr Aceng who was selected unopposed during the NRM primary election will now be facing Hon. Joy Atim Ongom, the incumbent Lira District Woman MP who was nominated yesterday, and Anna Okullo under Alliance for National Transformation party.
He was endorsed by the party after Residual elections held on Thursday. According to results released by the NRM Electoral Commission Chairman Dr Tanga Odoi, Ambassador Kajwengye polled 25,310 votes to defeat his closest rival Col. Fred Mwesigye who had 25,290 votes.
Also in the same boat is Micheal Mabikke Sseninde, the President of the Social Democratic Party who was however nominated as an independent candidate to contest for the Makindye East Parliamentary Seat, a constituency he has represented before.
They include Agnes Nakamya, whose arm was fractured by a teargas canister fired inside Great Valley Children’s primary school, where the crowd had pitched camp after Lusagala's nomination at 2 pm. The others are Baker Kakembo, Allen Nanziri, Justine Nalule and an unidentified minor.
The Electoral Commission had earlier on guided that no events or processions would be held by candidates before and after nomination to avoid attracting crowds at a time when the country is battling a surge in cases of coronavirus disease, which spreads mainly through person-to-person contact.