The said dramatic scenes came up when Musinguzi declared not one but three losers as winners. In the first instance, the returning named a candidate who had as winner in race of direct councilor to represent Bukasa Parish in Wakiso Sub County at the district.
Bwanika, one of the Democratic Party strongmen who crossed to National Unity Platform-NUP last year won the race with 195,306 votes, defeating his main challenger, the National Resistance Movement – NRM candidate Moses Mayanja who had 52,808 votes.
In Mukono, the former Member of Parliament for Mukono North and South constituency Rev Dr Peter Bakaluba Mukasa was declared the winner with 73,815 votes. Mukasa who contested on the NUP party ticket defeated the NRM party candidate Haji Harunah Ssemakula with 25,202 votes.
Lawrence Jjumba, the polling agent of the Bukomansimbi National Unity Platform-NUP LC V Chairperson candidate’s race at Meeru polling station, says soldiers raided the polling station and forced the presiding officer to handover three ballot paper booklets, which they ticked in favour of NRM candidates and stuffed them in the boxes.
Suspects detained at Katwe police have been identified Jaruwengo, Juma Rhamudan, Bright Lubega, and two only identified as Julius and lusiba. Police reports shows that these went to vote at Maddirisa Kasawe polling station in disguise with forged Katwe-Kinyoro resident voter slips.
Mugisha polled 43,703 votes, against Luzige’s 21,216 votes. The other candidate Abdul Muyimbwa secured 3,382 votes, according to results announced this morning by the District Returning Officer Stephen Makubuya
Out of the 14 positions of councilors voted for on Wednesday, the NRM managed to retain only two positions of direct councilor for Lwabenge sub county and the female representative for Lukaya Town council which were won by John Kalema and Irene Mwebe Nanyanzi respectively.
In Kabarole district, the National Resistance Movement – NRM candidate Richard Rwabuhinga defeated his four opponents with a huge margin. According to the Returning Officer, Prossy Banura, Rwabuhinga polled 32,709 votes and was followed by John Businge with 2,988.