Anywar Wins Kitgum Municipality Seat

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Joan Aduru, the Kitgum district returning officer said Anywar polled 5,656 votes or 46.89 percent of the 12,333 votes cast in 40 polling stations in the municipality.

The Electoral Commission in Kitgum district has declared Atim Beatrice Anywar the winner of the Kitgum Municipality seat.

Anywar, the former Kitgum Woman MP defeated former chairperson of Acholi Parliamentary group Okello Okello John Livingstone, NRM's Okwera Richard Ojara and FDC candidate Denis Onekalit Amere with large vote margin.

Joan Aduru, the Kitgum district returning officer said Anywar polled 5,656 votes (46.89%) of the 12,333 votes cast in 40 polling stations in the municipality. 

She was closely followed by FDC's Onekalit Denis Amere, a former Makerere University Guild President with 2,941 votes. National Resistance Movement party candidate Ojara Richard Okwera came third with 2,884 votes, while Uganda People's Congress party stalwart Okello Okello John Livingstone trailed with 583 votes.

Out of 86,477 registered voters, only 12,333 participated in the election. Elsewhere, National Resistance Movement party candidate Lamwaka Margaret Odwar became Anywar's replacement at the helm of the district Woman Member of Parliament seat.

Lamwaka defeated FDC's Abwono Filder Obote with 10,434 vote margin. She polled 29,280 votes (54.70%) against Abwono's 18,846. They were trailed by Jane Achiro with 4,050 while independent candidate Aneno Alice Oroma polled 1,350 votes.

In Chua West Constituency, Independent candidate Okin Phillip Ojara took the day by winning the seat with 13,464 (69.26%),  FDC's Omona Kizito polled 1,250 and NRM's Alfred Odera collected 4,724. 


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Peter Labeja
Peter Labeja has been a practicing journalist for the last 13 years during which he has covered part of the brutal conflict which bedeviled Northern Uganda as well as the painful transition to Peace thereafter. Emerging post conflict issues such as land rights of under privileged widows and orphans, challenges of access to social services in the immediate aftermath of Lord’s Resistance Army conflict in Northern Uganda.

Labeja is now the Northern Uganda Bureau chief in Acholi Sub Region since 2014 - Gulu, Amuru, Nwoya and Omoro districts as well as South Sudan falls within his areas of jurisdiction. He previously worked with The Vision Group for four years.

Labeja’s major career interests are in Climate Change; Agriculture and Environment - natural resources such as Water, Oil and Gas; Transitional Justice; Human Rights, Democracy and Governance as well as South Sudan’s humanitarian crisis. In 2013, Labeja was awarded a prestigious Pan African Journalism Award for excellence in journalism at United Nation’s UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya for Climate Change and Health Reporting.