Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The National Resistance Movement (NRM) candidate Rose-Lilly Akello has been declared the winner of the Kaabong Woman Member of Parliament seat.
Akello was declared the winner of Monday’s by-election by the returning officer for Kaabong District Sarah Iyolu after garnering 21,814 votes out of 43,965 total votes cast, beating her closest rival Tubo Christine Nakwang, an independent, by just 256 votes. Tubo got 21,558 votes.
The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) flag bearer Adyaka Judith Nalibe got 593 votes while 3,857 votes were rejected.
The seat fell vacant in June after The Court of Appeal sitting in Kampala upheld the judgment by Soroti High court nullifying the victory of Christine Tubo as Kaabong woman Member of Parliament over non-compliance to electoral laws.
In its judgment, the panel of three justices of the Court of Appeal comprising of Justice Richard Butera, Justice Owiny Dolo and Justice Kenneth Kakuru maintained that Tubo was elected irregularly.
NRM Secretary General Hon. Justine Kasule Lumumba has congratulated Akello and the people of Kaabong for choosing NRM.