ELDERLY PERSONS ELECTIONS IN GULU

Niwandinda Daniel
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Elections for special interest groups under the category of the elderly persons have been successfully concluded in all the 47 parishes in Gulu district.

Apart from the low turn up, elections were dominated by women voters and candidates.
The District Electoral Commission Registrar Benson Obete says the compilation of the final results will be concluded and communicated by Saturday

Elections for special interest groups under the category of the elderly has been marred by delays following the low turn up and response by voters in Gulu district.

At Holy Rosary polling station majority of voters who started arriving at around 11.00 am were women.

According to the Registrar Gulu district Electoral commission Benson Obete, the voters arrived at the polling stations at their own pace.

Some candidates managed to go through unopposed because a few people showed interest in the exercise.

Nonetheless the COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures were observed by both sides

The next special interest group’s elections are scheduled for the August 31st when persons with disabilities will be electing their representatives.

District registrar Benson Obete however confirmed that the statistics from today’s elections will be ready by tomorrow.

Elections for Youth follow have been scheduled for September 2nd 2020 all at Parish level.

Benson Obete asked other candidates and voters to follow the example that has been set by elderly persons.

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