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Minister Akol Loses As NRM Wins In Kachumbala

Rose Akol Okullo, the Minister for Internal Affairs has joined the long list of ministers who have lost their parliamentary seats in yesterdays elections.
Rose Akol Okullo, the  Minister for Internal Affairs has joined the long list of ministers who have lost their parliamentary seats in yesterday's elections.

Akol lost Bukedea parliamentary seat  after her lone rival Anita Among was declared winner today.

According to Ahmed Musisi  Nadduli, the Bukedea District lregistrar, Among garnered 31,797 votes  against Akol's 26,178 votes.

Earlier, at around midday there was chaos at Bukedea Electoral Commission tallying centre after the rowdy supporters of Anita Among stormed the centre protesting delays to release results.

They claimed that the Electoral Commission had promised to release results by 10am today. However when they waited past 10am without the results, they decided to storm the tallying centre, forcing the anti-riot police that was deployed around to fire tear-gas to disperse them.

Meanwhile,  John Bosco Ekoroi of the National Resistance Movement has taken Bukedea county after polling 30,281 votes. His opponent, Jacob Okwerede  of the Forum for Democratic Change, garnered 1, 511 votes.

Others in the race were Independents Silas Okejo who got 518 votes and Keneth Eyatu woh  trailed with  513 votes.

In the new Kachumbala constituency, NRM's Patrick Isiagi  Opolot has been declared winner after getting 10,196 votes to beat his closet rival David Omagor, an Independent who got 3, 255 votes. Henry Aleku, another Independent candidate garnered 1, 658 votes while Emmanuel Etyang of Go Forward trailed with 637 votes.

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