NRM National Chairman Congratulates UPC, Orders Arrests For Security Personnel Involved In Vote Rigging

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The President of Uganda who also doubles as the National Chairman of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has congratulated Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) for its victory in the Oyam MP by-election.

“Congratulations to our allies, the UPC and for the candidate, Eunice Apio, for winning the Oyam by-elections,” said Museveni on Friday evening.

“Congratulations also to the NRM and the candidate Engola Junior because the difference between the two was very small,” he added.

Otuko Apio obtained 15,718 votes with the ruling NRM candidate, Samuel Engola Okello coming second in the heated race with 15,161 votes.

Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) flag-bearer, Freddy Newton Okello polled 714 votes while National Unity Platform candidate Daniel Okello trailed with a paltry 403 votes.

The election was marred by malpractices which President Museveni says must be investigated and culprits arrested and prosecuted before courts of law.

 

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