FDC Candidates Sweep Amuru Polls

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According to the poll results announced by Samuel Olet, the Amuru District Registrar, Kizza Besigye, the FDC presidential candidate polled 20,584 of the total votes cast representing 50.98, he was followed by the incumbent and NRM presidential candidate, Yoweri Museveni with 12727 votes putting him at 31.52.

The opposition Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party has swept both the presidential and parliamentary elections in Amuru district. According to the poll results announced by Samuel Olet, the Amuru District Registrar this evening, Kizza Besigye, the FDC presidential candidate polled 20,584 of the total votes cast representing 50.98%, he was followed by the incumbent and NRM presidential candidate, Yoweri Museveni with 12727 votes putting him at 31.52%.  

Go forward`s Amama Mbabazi came third with 4030 votes, Abed Bwanika took fourth position with 1256 votes, followed by Professor Venansius Baryamureeba in fifth position with 744 votes,  General Benon Biraaro came sixth with 407 followed by Joseph Mabirizi and Maureen Kyalya with 347 and 284 votes respectively.
 
 
In the woman parliamentary race,  FDC's Lucy Akello polled  24,717 votes representing 66.99% of the total votes cast, her NRM rival Jane Amongin Okilli came second with 10,853 voter representing 29.42% , followed by  Grace Auma with1,324 votes  representing 3.59%. The Kilak North parliamentary seat also went to FDC's Anthony Akol. 

He polled 10243 votes, NRM's Christopher Ojera came second with 3997 votes, Francis Simba, an independent came third with 543 votes, followed by Go forward's Adoch Concy Nyapolo in forth position with 531 votes, Anthony Atube Omach got 489, Daniel Ayiga got169 and Geoffrey Okot, trailed the pack with 77 votes.

FDC's Gilbert Olanya maintained a tight hold of his Kilak South parliamentary seat. Olanya polled 16,983 votes ahead of NRM's Nyeko Michael Ocula who scored 4279 votes. Lanam Kijange, an independent came third with 625 votes. Shortly after being declared winner, Gilbert Olanya, the Kilak South MP elect, attributed their success to their resolve protect resident's land from grabbers unlike their NRM counterparts who are only interested in money.