Most of the complaints are based on the existence of nonresidents on village registers, and the exclusion of residents, the majority of whom did not find their names on the registers and were therefore unable to vote.
Paul Mwiru, the Forum for Democratic Change FDC candidate polled 6,654 votes, beating seven other candidates including Nathan Igeme Nabeta of the ruling National Resistance Movement NRM. In the final results declared by Rogers Sserunjogi, the Jinja district returning officer, Nabeta, whose election victory in 2016 was successfully challenged in Court by Mwiru, polled 5,043 votes. Other candidates included Faisal Mayemba Masaba who got 117 votes, Paul Mugaya with 48 votes, Richard Henry Nyanzi with 47 votes, Francis Wakabi with 24 votes, Monica Abuze with 18 votes andHatimu Isabirye Mugendi who got seven votes.
The Electoral Commission has disowned the pre-ticked ballot papers found hidden in the ongoing Jinja East parliamentary by-election. And now Jotham Talemwa, the EC spokesperson, says in a statement the ballot papers do not belong to the electoral body. We have verified the serial numbers of these ballot papers and found out that they are not EC ballot papers. Security has been requested to follow up on this and arrest the culprits. The good news is that each candidate was supplied with a file containing serial numbers of the ballots in this by election, he says.
The eight people were arrested following violence that erupted in Jinja moments after High court adjourned a case filed by Prince Edward Columbus Wambuzi of Bulamogi chiefdom contesting the legitimacy of William Gabula Nadiope Gabula IV as the Kyabazinga of Busoga Kingdom.
Their contention started after a road map of election petition hearing released by Jinja high court deputy registrar Jesse Byaruhanga. It indicates that the case filed by Mwiru against Nathan Igeme Nabeta, the elected Member of Parliament for Jinja East Constituency will be heard in Kampala by Justice Lydia Mugambe.
Bagoole challenged the process leading to todays decision in which High Court Judge Patricia Wasswa Basaza set aside the outcome of the recount. Justice Basaza ruled that the magistrate court erred to order a vote recount without evidence of irregularities in the tally.
They include Wamono Solomon who is appointed Finance Minister, Al hajji Abdulatiff Wangubo- appointed education minister, Amin Bbosa- appointed sports minister, Harshim Suleiman-the minister for youth affairs and ICT and Samuel Nkenga- who will serve as the minister of agriculture.
Tension heightened after Paul Mwiru, the incumbent Member of Parliament for Jinja East constituency queried the results from Danida community centre polling station in Masese parish, where his declaration form indicated that his opponent Nathan Igeme Nabeta obtained 186 votes but the official result gave him 507 votes.
This followed a disagreement between the two contenders of Jinja municipality East constituency National Resistance Movement Nathan Igeme Nabeta and Forum for Democratic Changes Paul Mwiru, the incumbent.