Akecha says they have evidence of NRM party members giving out money to voters in various areas within the constituency where they have been campaigning. He alleges that the majority of those being given money are women who receive about shillings 1 million at every rally.
However, Uganda Radio Network (URN)'s fact check shows that Eastern Uganda which comprised of sub-regions categorized as Elgon, Kiira, and Eastern (Teso), has a total of 144 Members of Parliament. These represent a total of 101 constituencies, 40 districts and three special interest group representatives; one for the youth, the elderly and the other representing persons with disabilities.
Kirabo who was the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) flag bearer polled 780 votes while her closest competitor, Independent Ivan Bwowe collected 85 votes only. Also in the race was Michael Katongole who garnered 78 votes then came Simon Sennyonga in the fourth position with 49 votes while Ziritwawula Abdel Kareem collected 09 votes.
Wycliffe Mpinga, a delegate from Makindye Sabagabo division in Wakiso district said they spent a lot of money to travel from their areas to Mubende district, arguing that paying them Shillings 530,000 is unfair.
Mukambwe Faustin Lukonge, the NUP flag bearer was also elected mayor with 14,463 votes defeating the NRM party candidate and incumbent Esther Ndyanabo who polled 5,616 votes while DP’s Richard Kyambadde polled 1,889 votes.
In all the five tents of Rubaga, Kampala Central, Makindye, Nakawa and Kawempe are occupied to capacity, with more than 800 people, while hundreds are standing outside waiting for the declaration of winners. Hundreds of others are stranded at the gate.
At Victorious primary school polling station in Rubaga North, polling agents and officials rushed to the nearby shops for shelter as they waited for the rain to stop. Some ballot papers fell in stagnant water as the officials rushed for shelter.
Trouble started at 3 a.m. when the results of Nkrumah Hall polling station in Makerere University showed a different result from what appeared on the FDC candidate’s declaration form. It is said that instead of the 55 votes that the NUP candidate Winston Nsibirwa got from the polling station, the tally showed 65, an excess of 10 votes.
Although voting at the place had started well and moved on calmly, it suddenly became chaotic when police were tipped about a group of women moving with candidate's posters and distributing money to voters.
With a cumulative total of 60,564 votes, Nyanzi came third in the race won by Shamim Malende, the National Unity Platform (NUP) candidate. Malende who polled 312,104 votes was followed by the National Resistance Movement candidate Faridah Nambi with 93,867 votes.
According to results released on Saturday, by the Electoral Commission, President Yoweri Museveni emerged the eventual winner with 5,851,037 representing 58.64 per cent of the votes, while the main challenger Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu polled 3,475,298 votes representing34.83 per cent.
However, Museveni said, he was not campaigning since, on the two occasions, he never wore his National Resistance Movement attire. "For the commissioning of Mukono-Katosi road, I had to remove my yellow campaign shirt and come with a suit so that no one says I am breaking any rules...” Museveni posted on his social media pages.
Eyeru the finance secretary for Soroti district youth council emerged victor out of the four candidates who competed in the race more tight between him and Akampurira Ham standing as an independent candidate as read out the results by Wakiso district returning officer Tolbert Musinguzi.