The NRM has continued to show its might in the Parliamentary By-elections that have been taking place in the Country. The latest is wins for the party in two elections one in Gogonyo and another in Bukimbiri.
In Gogonyo, the NRM candidate Derrick Orone had a landslide victory over his rival, NUP’s Joseph Okoboi Opolot.
Orone had about 19,199 votes against Opolot’s 519 votes.
“Accordingly, as returning officer for Pallisa Electoral District and in accordance with Section 53 of the Parliamentary Elections Act, I declare that Derrick Orone who has obtained the largest number of votes to be the elected candidate for Gogonyo County constituency, Pallisa district,” Daniel Othieno, the Paliisa Returning officer declared.
There was however low voter turn up for these elections even though the election was peaceful.
NUP’s candidate Joseph Opolot Okoboi had earlier indicated how he had decided to exit from the race.
However, the EC spokesperson Paul Bukenya revealed how Okoboi had not followed the right procedures in withdrawing halis candidature.
It’s the reason it was not withdrawn and he was indicated on the ballot paper.
Meanwhile another NRM candidate Eddie Kwizera was declared the winner by the Electoral Commission after getting the largest percentage of votes in the Bukimbiri Constituency in Kisoro district.