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UPC wins Dokolo district woman MP bye election

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The Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) candidate Sarah Aguti has won the Dokolo Woman By-election.

Aguti Sarah polled 23,044 votes against the NRM candidate Adongo Rose Elau, who was the closest challenger with 14,001 votes.

The Dokolo seat fell vacant following the death of Cecilia Ogwal.

Her election was announced by Ngobi Stephen Erikwain, the returning officer for Dokolo District.

In a hotly contested election, she outcompeted six candidates, including Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Dr. Rosemary Alwoc Ogwal; the National Unity Platform’s (NUP) flag bearer, Harriet Ageno; the Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) candidate Aguti Nyangkori; the National Resistance Movement (NRM) candidate Janet Adond; Dr. Esther Akulo Obat Otad; and Dr. Grace Anna Lalam, both independent candidates.

Lalam Grace Hanna, however, withdrew her candidacy barely three days before the polling day.

According to the results, Nyangkori garnered 23,044 votes, followed by Adongo, who polled 14,001 votes, Dr.Dr Alwoc 8,138 votes,Dr Akulo 790 and Ageno 727 votes.

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