MP Okot Ogong bounces back to parliament


MP Okot

The independent electoral commission has on Wednesday night declared Felix Okot Ogong as the genuinely people’s elected Member of Parliament for the newly created Dokolo South Constituency wining his closet contender with a margin of 5000 votes.

Declaring the results at 10:27 pm yesterday the District returning officer of Dokolo Benjamin Ewal ascertained that out of the 66 polling stations, the maverick Felix Okot Ogong polled 10,273 representing 51.68 percent.

His closet contender Daniel Okelllo Okello an independent candidate polled 5608, Opito Vincent came third with 3450, Denis Ekoch polled 908.

Go forward’s Okello Jaspher Magambo took a share of 146, Edwin Oluru with 86 votes amongst others.

There were a total of 2011 valid votes casts mean invalid votes were 363.

Speaking yesterday night during the declaration of results, the District returning officer Benjamin Ewal asserted that the electoral process was free and fair without any irregularity.

Felix Okot Ogong who doubles as the chairperson Lango Parliamentary group has often been widely credited for his legislative attributes and oversight roles.

He has also fought hard to ensure that all the churches in Dokolo are constructed to meet the modern times setting.

The parliamentary elections for Dokolo South which was supposed to be held together with the presidential elections on the 18th of February was deferred by the electoral commission after a mismatch of photos and names of candidates between Okello Daniel and Okello Jaspher Magambo.

Okot Ogong is now among the very MPs who have bounced back in Lango from the National resistance movement.

Three ministers were evicted from their parliamentary seat notably Sam Engola state minister for Housing and Rebecca Amuge Otengo state minister for Northern Uganda

The flamboyant Okot Ogong has been the representative of Dokolo County since 1996, but recently Dokolo County was divide in to two.

He will now represent Dokolo South.

He is now rumored to be amongst those who is most likely to be appointed minister in the new cabinet as the incumbent ministers have all fallen down.

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