Paul Omer and Peter Patrick Emaru, both FDC candidates won in Soroti East Division and Soroti West Divisions respectively. Omer beat five challengers with 5,158 votes.
FDC Members in Soroti flash party sign with Soroti West Division Mayor- elect.
for Democratic Change- FDC has again swept all Mayoral Division seats in Soroti
City. According to the Soroti City Division, poll results declared this
morning by the Soroti Returning Officer, Charles Egimu, FDC candidates won both
the Soroti East and West City Division Mayoral seats.
Paul Omer and Peter Patrick Emaru, both FDC candidates won in
Soroti East Division and Soroti West Divisions respectively. Omer beat five challengers with 5,158 votes. The
National Resistance Movement candidate Abdul Latif came second with 4,582 votes
followed by the National Unity Platform candidate, Tom Ewoku with 816 votes,
John Robert Esaru, an independent followed with 371 votes as Tom Okilan and
Moses Okello trailed with 36 and 26 votes respectively.
Omer, who has been leading as Soroti Municipality Mayor was pushed to the
Division over lack of the requisite academic qualifications to run for the City
mayoral seat. He switched positions with Joshua Edogu, now the Soroti City Mayor-elect.
In Soroti City West Division FDC’s, Emaru beat ten challengers. They include
Dennis Omaria of NRM, who got 2,072, Stephen Ewalu of UPC, 773 and John Eomu,
an Independent, 1,688 votes. The other independent candidates; Edmund Okello
346, Okello Nakalet, 1,249, Alex Obale, 625, Patrick Asonya Ojilong,81,
Emmanuel Emwodu,40 and Emmanuel Okurut and John Bosco Okwi with 54 and 474
In Kumi Municipality, NRM’s Richard Ochom was declared the winner after garnering
4,974 votes. He was followed by George Okurut, an independent candidate while
Felix Akol another independent came third with 1,143 votes. Last week, FDC won
the Soroti City Mayoral race when Joshua Edogu trounced NRM’s Grigori Mikairi
Egunyu. The party also won three of the five City Councilors slots in Soroti.
This is in addition to the two out of the three parliamentary seats won by FDC
in the city.
Bureau Chief, Soroti
Living the Pen