Wilfred Saka the Alliance for National Transformation-ANT candidate
has won the LCV Chairperson seat for the newly created Terego district.
Saka, the former councillor and Secretary for Works and Technical
Services Arua district local government got 17,552
votes against Eric Dramviku of NRM who obtained 11,508 votes.
Other candidates were Viga Kanon, Kaleb Titia and Ronald Ededribo
all Independent candidates.
Gilbert Meru, the Returning Officer Terego district described the
elections in Terego as free and fair. Saka told URN that though there were cases of voter bribery and intimidation, the
people of Terego stood firm to secure his victory.
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lot of intimidation.…. //
Martin Andua Drani, the former ANT Parliamentary candidate for
Terego West who was denominated says that they are determined to win more seats
in the upcoming LCIII Chairperson and council elections in Terego.
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it in Terego.//
Saka who was a member of the Forum for Democratic -FDC party was a
councillor representing Uriama Sub County from 2006 up to 2011. In 2016 he
contested for Arua LCV Chairperson seat but lost to Sam Wadri
Currently, ANT has four candidates contesting for LCIII
Chairperson and councillor positions.
Terego district was carved out of Arua district and became
operational on July 1st 2020 but could not take off due to lack of interim
political leadership as the EC decided to wait for the general elections.
In Arua City, Sam Wadri Nyakua the incumbent Arua District LCV
Chairman won the Arua City Mayoral Race. Nyakua defeated the incumbent Interim Mayor Al-Hajj Isa Kato.
Nyakua obtained 13,564 votes while Al-Hajj Isa Kato got 13,313
votes. Other candidates who contested for the Arua City Mayoral race include:
Charles Asiki, Independent candidate and former Mayor for Arua Municipality who
got 3,377, Madira Dennis Enoch of FDC obtained 802 votes, Stephen Andama an
Independent candidate got 8,233, while Romano Matua Independent and former LC 3
chairman Arua Hill Division got 1,382 and Christopher Aguta of Democratic Party
obtained 600 votes.
In Arua District, the NRM flag bearer Alfred Okuonzi was declared the
winner for the District LCV seat defeating two other candidates Michael Angunda
of NUP and Jerry Abejua an Independent candidate.
Okuonzi obtained 11,302 votes against Angunda’s 1,484 votes while Abejua garnered 7,469.