PROFILE: Who is Sarah Aguti, the new Woman MP for Dokolo District

Ms Sarah Aguti Nyangkori of the Uganda People's Congress (UPC) is the new Woman MP for Dokolo District

Dokolo, (UG):- The Electoral Commission Returning Officer in Dokolo on Thursday evening declared Ms Sarah Aguti of the Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) as the winner of the District Woman MP race after garnering the most votes in the By-election.

Ms Aguti who in 2021 lost to the late Cecilia Ogwal polled 23044 votes in the total 173 polling stations scattered to beat five other candidates in the race including NRM’s Rose Adong Janet Elau who trailed in second with 14001 votes.

Meanwhile, the late Cecilia Ogwal’s daughter, Dr Rosemary Acwol Ogwal who carried the opposition FDC’s flag came third with 8168 votes and NUP’s Harriet Ageno fifth with 727 votes. Two independent candidates in the race, Ms Akullo Esther-Obot and Rebecca Arao had 790 and 439 votes respectively.

READ HERE: UPC’s Sarah Aguti wins Dokolo Woman MP By-election

Aguti’s profile & political career

Sarah Aguti Nyangkori is a social worker and a graduate of Social Works and Social Administration from Uganda Christian University, Mukono.

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 She emerged as UPC’s official flag bearer following the party District Conference held at Dokolo Catholic Parish on February 19, 2024.

This decision came after the voluntary withdrawal of fellow party members, Comrades Josephine Acen Okullu and Anna Okwir, who had previously shown interest in the position.

While campaigning recently, Aguti said her UPC party stands for the idea that “for our multiple ethnic, religious and political differences, Uganda can be one united country under God. That the abundance of our natural resources should be leveraged to make us one of the most admirable economies in the world.”

“When we elect Congress people to Parliament, we give more life to these great timeless ideas, and the people of Dokolo have this chance in this election,” she said. 

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Ms Aguti had previously contested unsuccessfully against the late Cecilia Ogwal in the 2021 District Woman parliamentary race when the former retained her seat on the FDC ticket with 32,223 votes against the latter’s 10,460 votes of the total votes cast.

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