The Electoral Commission has finally gazetted Mr Kassiano Wadri as the Arua Municipality Member of Parliament, more than 10 days after he was elected.
Mr Wadri polled 6,528 votes, beating NRM’s Nusura Tiperu who came second (4,763 votes) followed by Independent candidate Robert Ejiku in the August 15 ballot. Forum for Democratic Change party’s Bruce Musema came fourth with 1,372 votes.
The EC communicated the development to Clerk to the Parliament in an August 23 letter, clearing the way for Mr Wadri’s swearing-in if court in Gulu grants him bail today.
Mr Wadri was voted MP in absentia after security forces arrested him and more than 33 others following chaos in Arua on the last day of campaigns.
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