Tolbert Musinguzi, the Wakiso District Returning Officer declared Joseph Muzenze the winner of Namayumba Sub County LC 3 Chairperson by-elections after getting a total number of 2,057 Votes against his rival Mustafa Ssekweyama of National Unity Platform who got 1,391 votes, Joseph Bwete - an Independent Candidate collected 269 votes - and the Forum For Democratic Change candidate Matia Wamala who got 52 votes.
According to Electoral Commission, each ballot booklet must have a total of 50 papers. However, at some polling stations visited by our reporter, some booklets had 30 to 40 papers raising suspicion on the whereabouts of the other missing ballot papers.
In a training for some polling agents for Wakiso district, the chief facilitator Godfrey Mpagi said that the ways through which the voting exercise is rigged include ballot stuffing, and giving out ballot papers to voters not registered at a particular polling station.
Kirabira says that whereas some Ugandans are furiously agitating to gain their freedom, they are at the same time injuring the available peace in the country yet Uganda currently needs peace much more than anything else.
While campaigning at Mende trading center in Mende Sub county of Wakiso district on Monday, the former army commander of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces -UPDF said that security forces are currently making grave mistakes because of the wrong orders issued by Gen. Museveni in his bid to continue clinging onto power. He believes that the only way to the armed forces some relief is ending the 35-year-old Museveni administration in the coming election
But his campaign coordinator Jamal Karim told URN that the candidate was unable to make it to Wakiso as scheduled, but was making arrangements for another date to campaign in the district. With more than 1.6 voters, Wakiso is a key voting area for candidates in the race.
On Monday, the Robert Kotchani, the country representative in the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights handed over two desktop computers, a printer and accessories to the Wakiso District Human Rights Committee.
Nansana Municipality and Busiro East constituencies have the biggest number of aspirants each with 15 people who picked nomination forms, followed by Kyaddondo East and Makindye Sabagabo Municipality where each has nine aspirants. Kira municipality comes next with seven people wishing to oust sitting MP Ibrahim Ssemuju Nganda.
Elly Kasirye, the chairperson of Wakiso District Human Rights Committee, says it will ironical to allow crowds in health facilities for voting purposes at a time the country is battling an increase in the number of Covid19 infections.
The kadongokamu artist who was nominated on the National Unity Platform (NUP) ticket said that he has chosen politics to implement the development programs he has all along been singing about but were neglected by those in leadership.
Muhanguzi says that he was shocked to learn that Namagembe had documents introducing her to EC as the FDC candidate for Kasangati 1 woman councilor despite the fact that it was never stamped by his office as required by the party constitution.
Ian Kyeyune was defeated by Masuliita Town Council chairman Moses Mayanja, with 79,373 votes against his 2,291 votes. This was the second time Ian Kyeyune is losing the party primaries. In 2016, he lost the race to Yona Nsubuga.
Wakiso district returning officer Tolbert Musinguzi says that interested candidates from parliament to LCIII councilors can now pick the forms for preparation to be nominated at appropriate times as set by the commission.