Omoro– National Resistance Movement (NRM) candidate Andrew Ojok Oulanyah has been declared winner of the Omoro County parliamentary seat.
Late Jacob Oulanyah’s son was announced winner by Omoro district returning officer Moses Kagona after obtaining the largest number of votes.
He garnered 14,224 of the 17,454 total votes cast.
Ojok’s closet rival Tolit Simon Okocha of National Unity Platform (NUP) got 1,633 votes.
Independent candidate Terence Odonga managed to get 532 votes,
Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) candidate Justine Odong scooped 529 votes, Jimmy Walter Onen, independent, 88 votes and Alliance For National Transformation (ANT) candidate Oscar Kizza got 63 votes.
A total of 17,069 of the votes cast were valid while 385 were rejected (invalid) ballots and spoilt ballot papers were 10, Electoral Commission says.
Ojok will now replace his late father Jacob Oulanyah, the former area MP in the 11th parliament.
Oulanyah who doubled as Speaker of Parliament died from Seattle, USA in March this year.