UPC’s Apio defeats NRM’s Engola to take the Oyam North parliamentary seat

Dr. Eunice Apio Otuko from the Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) defeated NRM’s Charles Okello Engola to take the Oyam North Parliamentary seat following a hotly contested by -election.

Apio secured 15,718 votes (49.12%), edging her rival Engola Junior by a difference of 557 votes. Engola polled 15,161 vote. The other candidates collected 1,117 votes between themselves .

Freddy Newton Okello run on the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) ticket and Daniel Okello was the National Unity Platform (NUP) candidate.

Apio secured 15,718 votes (49.12%), narrowly defeating her closest competitor, Engola Junior, by a margin of 557 votes. Engola received 15,161 votes, while Okello from the FDC obtained 714 votes, and Okello from the NUP trailed behind with 403 votes.

Some NRM leaders claimed that there was vote rigging by the UPC camp.

UPC officials thanked the Electoral Commision for conducting the by-elections in an orderly and fair manner .


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