Supporters of Independent candidate Michael Latigo, who emerged second with 143 votes, rejected the results saying it had been rigged in favour of Acellam. This prompted Police commanded by Cadet ASP Sunday Nicholas, the officer in charge of Layibi Police Post, to whisk the polling officials away onto a waiting police pick up registration number UP 4626 carrying heavily armed personnel in military and police uniforms.
Denis Obong, the Omoro District Returning Officer says although the election was peaceful throughout the district, he decided to cancel results from Rom Catholic Chapel polling station because of polling irregularity.
Before it was curved out of Gulu district, Omoro County was the hotspot of election violence characterised by allegations of widespread bribery, ballot stuffing, intimidation, clashes or rival supporters amongst others.
National Resistance Movement party wins 6 sub counties while opposition parties Forum for Democratic Change, Democratic party and Uganda Peoples Congress bagged two sub counties and one each for the latter two. The remaining two of the twelve sub counties went to Independent candidates. Three incumbent chairpersons managed to retain their seats despite mounting pressure.
New entrants dominate the list of winners in lower local government in Kitgum district. Only two incumbent chairpersons retained their seats. They are Lanek James Avarpy who had to change his party from National Resistance Movement party to the Democratic Party and Orom sub countys Democratic Party giant, Quirino Olum. In the municipality, the three divisions of Pandwong, Pager and Central were shared between National Resistance Movement party, Forum for Democratic Change party and an Independent respectively. Below is a full list of winners and the number of votes obtained.
Kidega lost to Lucy Achiro Otim, an independent candidate in the race that attracted five candidates. Achiro emerged winner of the February, 18 election with a difference of two votes. She polled 8,599 votes against Kidegas 8,597, according to results released by Pader district returning officer Joseph Amone.
Latigo won the poll with 14,079 votes to become the first member of Parliament for the newly created Agago North constituency. His challenger, a member of the ruling National Resistance Movement party polled 10,420 votes.
21-year-old Choudry Ochan, a first time voter in Bajere Village in Pager division, says he is now convinced that multiple voting or impersonation is a thing of the past with, the introduction of the electronic voter verification kit.