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FDC Takes Amuru

kello (R) and FDC publicist, John Kikonyogo at a press conference in Kampala recently

FDC flag-bearer Lucky Akello has emerged victorious in Amuru by-election, salve medications http://denafilmax.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-embed.php beating the NRM candidate Jane Francis Okilli with over 600 votes, physician http://chimpreports.com/elections/wp-content/plugins/widget-countdown/includes/library.php Chimp Corps report.

Opposition leader, store http://cautionsantacruz.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-upgrader.php Wafula Oguttu, confirmed on Thursday night that his party had swept the competitive race with 7,420 votes against NRM’s 6,761.

“Yes, it is now official. We have won Amuru beating NRM. God is great. The north has not changed to join Museveni.”

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The NRM and NGOs had earlier complained that FDC was riding on a tribal card to undermine their candidate.

Women’s Democracy Network Uganda on Thursday expressed discomfort over sectarian sentiments in the poll.

“The ugly head of discrimination against women in politics reared its head yet again in the Amuru by-elections for district women MP,” said the NGO.

“The NRM candidate (Jane Francis Okilli) is from Teso but married to a person from Amuru while the opposition candidate (Lucky Akello) is a person from Amuru but married to an Itesot. The two camps used the marital status of the two women to discredit their candidature and yet the law is very clear on who can contest for election for the position of MP.”

The group added: “Why should the person a woman chooses to marry be used to determine her political career? WDNU applauds Amb. Otunnu for standing up to his fellow opposition leaders to denounce some of their statements on the fact that the NRM candidate is an Iteso and should not be voted for as district women MP in Amuru.”

The Amuru by-election followed the resignation of Hon. Betty Bigombe who left for an international job with the World Bank.

Meanwhile, the minister in charge of Political Mobilization, Richard Todwong and other party officials from the district fled the tally centre at the Electoral Commission headquarters after realising that the NRM would lose the race.

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