Out of the 19 sub-counties and town councils in Lamwo, NRM secured 15 sub-counties chairperson seats, with three independent victors while the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party secured only one slot.
The National Resistance Movement party candidates have swept most
seats for the Sub-county, Divisions, and Town council LC3 Chairpersons in the
districts of Lamwo and Kitgum.
Out of the 19 sub-counties and town councils in Lamwo, NRM secured 15
sub-counties chairperson seats, with three independent while the Forum for
Democratic Change (FDC) party secured only one slot.
The National Unity Platform party-(NUP), Democratic Party-DP) and
Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) that each fronted candidates in the race failed
to get any seat. Some of the winners include Denis Onyon who retained his seat
as an independent candidate polling 1,970 votes while his rival Charles Onyango
and NRM candidate polled 1,888 votes in Agoro Sub-county, in Potika sub-county,
NRM’s John Oriba polled 942 votes defeating his rival Mike Oton and the
independent candidate who garnered 744 votes.
In Paloga sub-county, Anthony Akera an NRM candidate polled 1,547
defeating Nelson Rubangakene and an independent candidate who garnered 1,420
while Polycarp Odoch emerged victorious in the Padibe East sub-county polls
with 892 votes defeating the incumbent Julius Olung an independent candidate
who polled 828 votes.
On the other hand, the final results also indicate that only four incumbents
that include, Christopher Omal of Palabek Ogili Sub County, Joachim Ocan Opoka
of Lokung Sub County, Nyeko George of Lamwo Town Council and Denis Onyon Agoro
Sub County managed to retain their seats.
The Lamwo NRM district Chairperson Mark Okeny commended the voters for the
outcomes of the results saying it indicates that Lamwo district has managed to
maintain its predominance as an NRM party stronghold.
In Kitgum District, out of the 22 sub-counties and town councils, NRM scooped
12 seats for the sub-county LCIII Chairpersons while FDC got two and
independent candidates got eight positions.
The battle for the Division Chairpersons saw NRM’s Godfrey Toolit garnering 765
votes to retain the seat, in Pager Division, the incumbent Morris Santo Oyoo
also retained his seat on FDC ticket with 1,753 votes while in Pandwong
Division, NRM’s Ben Bob Ayoli scooped the seat garnering 1,136 votes.
At the sub-county level, Geoffrey Komakech an NRM candidate garnered 1,029
votes while Bosco Ongom Cankura of NRM also garnered 1,131 votes according to
the results obtained from the electoral commission.
The FDC Chairperson for Kitgum District Morris Santo Oyoo blames
the loss of their party members on the mistrust people put on their candidates
after the departure of Beatrice Anywar. Oyoo says Anywar was the face of the
party in the district but shortly after crossing to NRM, she moved with some of
the prominent party members who began to de-campaign them.
“We are reorganizing our dominance in the region and by the 2026 election
period, FDC will be stronger and visible,” he said.
The Returning officer Benjamin Ewal says the elections were free and fair
although he cited that mix-up -in name of candidates on ballot papers and
missing ballot papers caused the cancellation of voting for female councillors
The affected areas are West Land A Ward in Central Division and Akworo B
electoral area in Akworo Parish, Labongo Amida Sub-county. He says that the
residual elections have been set for Monday for elections.