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CONFIRMED: UPC Candidate Beats Museveni’s NRM Candidate — Late Minister Engola’s Son — in Oyam North Byelection

Dr Eunice Otuko Apio

Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) candidate Dr Eunice Otuko Apio had won the Oyam North parliamentary by-election.

Apio polled 15,718 votes – about 49.12 per cent, beating late minister Charles Engola’s son Samuel Engola Okello Junior of President Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni’s National Resistance Movement (NRM) by about 600 votes.

Engola Junior garnered 15,176 votes, about 47.38 per cent.

Voter turnout was 36.1 per cent. There were 93,733 registered voters in the 167 polling stations found in eight subcounties and a town council that are in the Oyam North Constituency.

Of these, only 32,751 voters managed to cast their ballots.

The margin between the winner and her closest rival was less than the total number of invalid votes (755 or 2.3 per cent). 

Before midnight Thursday July 06, the Returning Officer, Oyam District, Richard Onoba, declared Eunice Otuko Apio who has obtained the largest number of votes, winner of the by-election for Member of Parliament, Oyam County North Constituency, Oyam District.

The Oyam North parliamentary seat was declared vacant after State Minister for Labour Col (Rtd) Charles Engola was shot dead by his bodyguard. (See Details Here, There and Over There).

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