NRM’s Edmund Ariko declared winner of Soroti East Byelection

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The NRM candidate Edmund Ariko has been declared the winner of the hotly contested Soroti City East parliamentary race in polls conducted today.

According to the returning officer Soroti District Christine Eyu, Ariko Herbert Edmund Okworo gannered 9407 votes, followed by FDC’s Attan Moses Okia with 8771 while the UPC candidate Pascal Amuriat trailed with 115.

The number of ballots cast were 18293 while the valid votes cast were 18606. 107 votes were invalid.

Byabakama said generally the electiins were peaceful save for two incidents where ballot boxes were destroyed. He said it is unfortunate that these incidents were ochestrated by elected leaders.

Byabakama said the commission intervened and voters were later allowed to cast their vote.

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