The former Nebbi LC5 chairman, Esrom William Alenyo, has bounced back to the political helm of his district.
Alenyo was yesterday evening declared winner of the Nebbi LC5 elections, taking back the seat he lost in 2006.
Alenyo, who stood as an independent candidate, polled 26,990 votes. These were just 82 votes more than his closest rival Robert Okumu of the National Resistance Movement.
In third, fourth, fifth and six places were George Othuba, Marious Amula of the Forum for Democratic Change, Sylvester Donge Opar of the Democratic Party and Wilfred Thogang of the Uganda People's Congress.
Speaking shortly after the declaration of the election results, Alenyo said he looks forward to the task ahead of him. He says he intends to boost the level of education and improve the road network in Nebbi.
When Esrom Alenyo lost the elections in 2006, he vowed to return to his seat. He fought an unsuccessful court battle to overturn the election of the outgoing LC5 chairman Pascal Wapokra, but continued to maintain a significant presence in local politics.
Last year Wapokra opted out of local council politics and participated in the NRM primary elections. He was defeated and announced that he would step back from local politics, granting Esrom Alenyo room for a big comeback.
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