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DP Candidate Runs to Court for Audit of Election Results in Aswa

“You could see from the declaration forms that the number of votes in some places are more than the number of people and those are concerns we are talking about” Onguti explained.
Polling Assistant escorting an elderly woman with vision impairment to vote at Parom Polling Station on Thursday

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The Democratic Psrty Candidate for Aswa County Patrick Okello Onguti is seeking legal redress via forensic audit of the votes in the last concluded Parliamentary election.

   

Addressing the Media on Monday at Northern Uganda Media Club, Onguti claimed that his poling agents were denied copies of declaration forms from the 23 polling stations.  

Onguti also claimed to have gathered evidence to file the case in court before the end of this week adding that his lawyers are already preparing the legal documents.

  

He further claimed to have won election in the 72 polling stations by 156 votes prior to the declaration of the results which surprised him in the morning.  

“You could see from the declaration forms that the number of votes in some places are more than the number of people and those are concerns we are talking about” Onguti explained.  

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Alex Otim, his campaign manager says the results were disappointing and has robbed people of their victory and can only be challenged legally. 

 

However, the NRM Candidate Simon Wokorach Peter who was declared a winner in the election has asked his counterparts to accept defeat and work together to develop the area. 

The District Registrar for Gulu Ronald Agaba had declared Simon a winner in 2021 election replacing the incumbent Regan Ronald Okumu of FDC on Friday with 6,392 of votes. 

The Democratic Party Candidate Onguti came second with 5,855 votes, third was Independent Candidate Christopher Kinyera with 3,736 votes, FDC Regan Ronald Okumu garnered 2,345 votes.

  

Others were Odoch Kenneth Kratiz , Independent 190, Ottori Kinyera Aggrey Independent 267, Ray Otti Independent 324, Alfred Okot Ocen Independent 270, Nyeko Franco P’ Mach Independent 280 and Geoffrey Odong also Independent Candidate with 632 votes.  

Ronald Agaba, the District Registrar for Gulu says the election was free and fair though he noted that there were delay  in some polling stations for voting to open.

However, of the 45, 5999 registered voters, only 21, 894 of them turned up to cast their votes with more than half remaining home.