Kiyimba had challenged the outcome of the January 14 Parliamentary polls stating that they were affected by numerical errors which cost him a well-deserved victory. According to the Electoral Commission, Kiyimba polled 6,684 votes, to finish the race behind the NUP candidate Twaha Kagabo who scored 8,883.
Museveni scoring 100 percent at a polling station in Kiruhura isn’t unprecedented. But the magnitude is unmatched, if compared to scores of the previous elections. For instance, in the 2016 election, Museveni scored 100 percent at 'only' 141 polling stations, most of them were in Kiruhura, while others were in Nakaseke.
In 2019 alone, 75 per cent of African democracies saw their scores decline, and electoral processes in Africa have failed to become the path for political reform and democratic politics. The reasons are many, including weak electoral management and executive aggrandizement.
Linda argues that at a national level, the youth still form a bigger percentage of the country’s population but, like women, they are facing financial constraints that have left them in abject poverty.
Yusuf Nsubuga, the NRM Chairperson for Mabuye parish in Bukulula sub-county says that the local NRM mobilization teams were also scattered by infighting and growing intrigue within the party circles and approached the general election with a sharply divided structure, part of which clandestinely worked with the opposition.
On Thursday, Lukwago held a meeting with about 30 of the 41 NUP councillors, majority of whom are new entrants, and advised them to keep on track and overcome traps that may be set to dissuade them. He told them to always remember their goal and never to sell their souls.