Ex- Minister Akaki Wins NRM Primary Election For Apac Municipality

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Former State Minister for Wildlife, Tourism and Antiquities, Jovino Akaki Ayumu is the flag-bearer for the National Resistance Movement Party for Apac Municipality ahead of the Member of Parliament election.

Former State Minister for Wildlife, Tourism and Antiquities, Jovino Akaki Ayumu is the flag-bearer for the National Resistance Movement Party for Apac Municipality ahead of the Member of Parliament election.

On Monday Akaki polled a total of 3,036 votes against 1827 votes that were polled by his only rival Patrick Okello Chono.


About 4,987 votes were cast during the election that saw all the NRM party supporters participating in the election of the party flag-bearer.

Akaki was declared the winner by the district NRM party registrar, Robert Oyuru Eper. Now that he has been declared the NRM flag bearer, the former Minister Akaki shall tussle it out in the main election with other candidates including the UPC candidate, Patrick Ochan and other independent candidates.

They include; Rev John Robert Atim Etime, Jacob Otim, Bishop Engena Maitum and former Apac district woman Mp Lucy Ajok.Talip Okabo, the Apac district NRM chairperson says the election was conducted in a free and fair manner.


He urged all the party supporters to unite and ensure proper grassroots election. Okabo is optimistic NRM party candidate shall win the election. Both Akaki and Okello Chono have welcomed the election result.

Akaki, a teacher by profession resigned his job in 1996 when he joined politics and was elected as the area Member of Parliament on the NRM ticket for Maruzi County in Apac district. He lost his seat to David Ebong Abongo in 2006.

The Electoral Commission has scheduled June 28th, 2018 as the date to conduct the election of various elective positions in the newly created municipalities.