According to results declared by Dr Tanga Odoi, the NRM Electoral Commission Chairperson, Muhumuza has garnered 23,824 votes against the incumbent Lawrence Akugizibwe who got 22,983 votes. The third candidate in the race Leo Musinguzi has polled 1,079 votes.
Eng. Amuriat and Ambassador Biriggwa who will contest against each other to determine who will be the FDC flag bearer to contest for presidency in the 2021 elections launched their campaigns today in Arua town as they met over 60 FDC delegates from the West Nile region.
The winner in the two home and away basis game tie will face the winner in a similar tie from West Nile region where the overall winner then qualifies to play in Uganda's second tier football league, the FUFA Big League in the forthcoming season.
The party fell on hard rocks ever since Patrick Oboi Amuriat was elected as its president in November 2017. Most of the MPs who supported his opponent, Gregg Mugisha Muntu, a retired two-star general of the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces-UPDF either went with him in his newfound party, Alliance for National Transformation-ANT or have opted to contest as independents.
The FDC Deputy Spokesperson, John Kikonyogo, says they have been receiving queries from the public on the claims that Besigye contracted Covid19, which explains why he skipped the burial of his old political comrade and former Kampala Mayor, Al-Haj Nasser Ntege Sebaggala on Sunday.
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.
Jinja has in the past 30 years missed out on having a government university at now Jinja Senior secondary school, the Coca cola plant which was transferred to Namanve and the Chinese hospital was also relocated to Naguru in Kampala. The residents blame such missed opportunities to weak leadership.