Detained Kassiano Wadri Wins Arua Municipality MP by-election

Detained Kassiano Wadri Wins Arua Municipality MP by-election
 Kassiano Wadri (Independent) has won the Arua Municipality parliamentary seat after getting 6,528 votes representing 38% of the vote in the by-elections.

Although Wadri was not able to cast his ballot as he’s still in police custody in Gulu, he beat 11 others, among them, Nusura Tiperu, a member of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party who finished second position.

Tiperu got 4,763 (27%) followed by Robert Ejiku (Independent) with 2,703 (15%). Bruce Musema of the FDC followed with 1,372 (4%).

 

Kassiano Wadri (L) with his chief mobiliser Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi 
At some polling stations in Oli B Cell, a group of youths jubilated in front of the soldiers and policemen after Wadri won there.

The former Terego county legislator now takes the seat previously occupied by Col Ibrahim Abiriga who was gunned down in June this year. The total number of votes cast were 17,089 while invalid votes were 613.

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