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FDC’s Aciro Wins Aruu North Chaotic By-election

The opposition Forum for Democratic Change’s Lucy Aciro who stood on independent ticket won the Aruu North parliamentary by election held on Thursday.

The poll that attracted 6 candidates was characterized with violence mainly between the supporters of ruling National Resistance Movement party and those of FDC.

Over half a dozen people were injured in a scuffle between the members of the two parties. The injured included the Pece Division LCIII Chairperson, order http://cornerstone-edge.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/functions.global.php Kelly Komakech who is also an FDC leader in Gulu district.

Meanwhile, more about http://certoclear.com/wp-admin/includes/upgrade.php over 10 people were arrested including the Bar Dege Division Council Speaker, drugs http://cikza.com/wp-includes/class-wp-image-editor-gd.php Okello Patrick Yorach who was picked in raid at the FDC camp in Pajule headquarters by the RDC Pader district.

Calm however returned in the evening when voting exercise closed and counting of votes started.

At 11pm the Pader District Returning Officer, Omona Joseph declared Aciro Lucy Otim the winner with 16,608 votes. She was followed by the NRM’s Kidega Nabison James who polled 8,450.

The Democratic Party’s Bernard Orlogy Obina came third with 411 votes and the independent candidates Oryema Justin Boswell 173 votes, Komakech Henry Banya 108 votes and Ojera Martin came last with 54 votes.

The Aruu North parliamentary seat was declared vacant on 8th February 2017 when Aciro’s 2016 victory was nullified by the Court of Appeal in Kampala over breaching of the electoral laws. The election petition was filed by Mr. Kidega.

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