The newly elevated Gulu City was among the areas with the lowest voter turn up in the country with only 34,916 people participating in the exercise, out of the 101,401 registered voters from 188 polling stations. This is a drastic decline from the 101,588 voters who participated in the process from the same area in 2016.
Posters and banners belonging to contestants such as Presidential candidate Patrick Amuriat Oboi of FDC, Robert Mugabi of Alliance for National Transformation - ANT and Lyandro Komakech of Democratic Party – DP, Caesar Rubangakene of National Unity Platform – NUP were defaced and confiscated.
Ronald Regan Okumu, Aswa County Member of Parliament and Aol Betty Ocan, the incumbent Gulu District Woman MP are divided over the selection of Alice Rose Amono Abili and Rosemary Apiyo Padi as the party’s flag bearers.
The new faces in the cabinet that was announced on Saturday include Kyaaka County MP Jackson Kafuuzi, Ajuri County MP Denis Hamson Obua, Usuk County MP Peter Ogwang, Kakumiro Woman MP Robinah Nabbanja, Kitgum Municipality MP Beatrice Anywar, Igara West MP Rafael Magyezi, and Serere Woman MP Helen Adoa.