KAMPALA- Mr Jimmy Okee, a brother to opposition Democratic Party President General Nobert Mao has been elected LCI chairman in the elections conducted countrywide on Tuesday July 10.
Mr Okee, an independent, won the Bukaya West village LCI seat in Njeru Municipality, Buikwe District with 150 votes, defeating three other candidates including the NRM.
NRM’s Arikangelo Unzima came second with 20 votes while two pulled out of the race after noticing that none of the voters was lining behind them.
At Bukaya West polling station, elections started at 11:00am and went on smoothly without any disruption.
Jimmy Okee is also brother to Dusman Okee whom President YMuseveni had earlier named Resident District Commissioners (RDC) for Pader district before the list was later halted over uncoordinated information.
Both Jimmy and Dusman Okee have spent much of their life in the shadow of their older, prominent brother, Norbert Mao, the former Gulu district chairman and Democratic Party president,
While Dusman Okee is a supporter of the ruling NRM and campaigned for President Museveni, during the 2011 and 2016 campaign rallies in Acholi land, Jimmy Okee however contested as an independent in the polls.