NRM’s Catherine Lamwaka Wins Omoro Woman MP Seat

Former Gulu Resident District Commissioner, Catherine Lamwaka was Monday night declared the Woman MP for Omoro district. She won with 11,189 votes

Former Gulu Resident District Commissioner, illness Catherine Lamwaka was Monday night declared the Woman Member of Parliament elect for the newly created Omoro district. Ms. Lamwaka who stood on the National Resistance Movement (NRM) ticket floored 9 other candidates with a comfortable margin.

According to the results declared at the district headquarters, more about Lamwaka who won in all the 5 Sub-Counties of Lakwana, Lalogi, Odek, Ongako, Koro and Bobi scored led garnered 11,189 votes followed by FDC’s Alanyo Prossy Owiny with 3,846 votes.

The Democratic Party’s Lanyero Grace Pamela came third with 1,345 followed by Independent candidate Akello Alice Latigo. Meanwhile other independent candidates Lalam Betty Kilama got 1,095, Okot Santa Lapolo 601, Nyapolo Rose 455, Aneno Alice Oroma 218 and Atimango Christine
142 votes.

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Omoro was a beehive of activity last week during campaigns attracting all party presidents including NRM’s Yoweri Museveni, FDC’s Mugisha Muntu together with party founder Dr. Col. Kizza Besigye, Uganda People’s Congress Jimmy Akena and DP’s Norbert Mao who canvassed votes for their respective candidates.

The winner Catherine Lamwaka had stood and equally lost twice in Gulu district against the FDC’s Betty Aol Ochan. She stood in 2011 as well as during the 2016 February general elections.

Omoro district was created from Omoro County which is the constituency of the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah. According to Oulanyah, Omoro was the biggest County in the country and elevating it to a district was long overdue.


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