UPC's Apio wins Oyam North parliamentary by-election

Uganda People's Congress (UPC) candidate, Dr Eunice Otuko Apio

Uganda People's Congress (UPC) candidate, Dr Eunice Otuko Apio has been declared the winner of Oyam North parliamentary by-election.
She won with 15,718 votes, about  49.12 percent of the total votes cast while her closest contender, Mr  Samuel Engola Okello Junior of the ruling National Resistance Movemnet (NRM) polled 15,176, or 47.38 percent.

Dr Eunice Apio receives a copy of the declaration results from Oyam District returning officer at Oyam District Council Hall on July 6, 2023. PHOTO/ BILL OKETCH

Total votes cast from 167 polling stations were 32,751, or 36.10 per cent of the total registered voters. There were 93,733 registered voters in eight sub-counties and town council that make up Oyam County North Constituency. Spoiled votes were 37 while invalid votes were 755, or 2.31 per cent.

The Oyam North seat fell vacant following the demise of former State minister for labour, Col (rtd) Charles Engola who was shot dead by his bodyguard at his home in Kampala.