Ojok was declared the winner of the elections from Lalogi Sub County headquarters by the Omoro district returning officer Moses Kagona after scoring 14,224 of the total votes cast beating his closest rival Simon Toolit Akecha of National Unity Platform who scored 1,633 votes.
Bernard Thierry Kinyera, the speaker of Awach Sub County, says that his office has already written to the Gulu Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Geoffrey Okaka asking him to notify the Electoral Commission to conduct a by-election for the LC III chairperson within a month’s time.
On Tuesday, Obete declared Lumumba elected with 2,636 votes while Ogwette came second with 2,594 votes. This prompted dozens of Ogwette’s supporters and DP leaders led by the Gulu Municipality Member of parliament, Lyandro Komakech to lead a procession in the streets of Gulu City.
Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, says that the suspects were picked up on Wednesday from their polling station with dozens of pre-ticked ballot papers for the Amuru district parliamentary candidates.
Many Police constables who spoke to our reporter like say officials are asking for the appointment letters before they can talk of payment yet the letters were sealed in black boxes after elections with others not given adding that this could be a trick to deny them their money which they have worked for.
On Monday the two losers stormed Pabbo Sub County Police Post claiming that they had recovered ballot boxes from the home of Martha Aloyo a resident of Palwong Parish, Kony Paco Village in Pabbo Sub County.
The voters say that they became concerned after noticing that their Voters Location Slips (VLS) being issued by the Electoral Commission (EC) did not have their polling station but were instead marked ‘’Nil’’.
Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi however, says it is the Commission findings that at the time of the nomination, both Agness Khainza Shiuma and Esther Wetsese Lois didn’t present the copy of the gazette in, which the change of particulars was published in compliance with section 36 of the registration of persons Act 2015.