Byakutaga says security operatives acted wrongly by indiscriminately shooting at innocent Ugandans killing dozens and injuring scores adding that some of those killed, injured or arrested did not participate in the ongoing riots
The Omukama stressed the need for Ugandans to work towards building a strong democracy in the country adding that instances of violence in elections must not be tolerated since they are meant to destabilize the country.
The Victor, Kaboyo had 11,074 votes at the end of the tally, while Fredrick Alibankoha, the former LCIII Chairperson of Kahoora division in the former Hoima Municipality who also contested for the same seat came third with 1,064 votes. The results were declared by Brian Mugenyi, the Hoima district NRM Registrar last night.
Businge polled 12,877 votes while Wembabazi had 13,934 votes. the other contestant Juliet Kusiima came third with 484 votes, according to the results which were read by Hoima NRM Registrar Brian Mugenyi at Kitara secondary school tally centre.
The Chairperson of the NRM Electoral Commission Dr Tanga Odoi told URN this morning that the elections were halted after sparks of violence between supporters of the area MP Harriet Mugenyi Businge and her main challenger Beatrice Wembabazi.
Some of the teachers were transferred for overstaying at their work stations, poor performance and frosty working relations with the School Management Committees among others. However, the teachers have rejected the transfers, saying they are not convenient.
The election was held on Thursday this week and Harriet Mugenyi Businge the National Resistance Movement-NRM Flag bearer was declared the winner after she garnered 33301 votes while Asinansi Nyakato of the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC garnered 28789 votes in the hotly contested election.
The president made the remarks on Monday evening at two separate campaign rallies at Kabaale public primary school in Buseruka sub county and Kigorobya Muslim primary school in Kigorobya sub county Hoima district as he drummed up last minute support for Harriet Mugenyi Businge alias baby face, NRM flag bearer in the Hoima woman MP by- election.
According to Bobi Wine, a number of land grabbers known to president Museveni have invaded Bunyoro sub region carrying out brutal evictions of residents but nothing is done to stop them. The legislator was speaking at the campaign rally organized by Asinasi Kamanda Nyakato, the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party candidate for the Hoima woman parliamentary by-elections at Hoima Boma grounds on Monday evening.
Hundreds of people welcomed the duo in a procession at Butema trading center about 5km from Hoima town on Monday afternoon. The procession paralysed traffic for close to an Hour on Coronation road when a team of security officers comprising of UPDF soldiers and Anti-riot police blocked Bobi’s convoy from entering the town center.
The caution by Rev Fr Francis Mugisa, the Hoima Catholic Diocese Secretary for Education follows reports that a number of Church founded schools have had their results withheld by the Uganda National Examinations Board-UNEB, in the recent past.
The primaries for Kikuube LC5 seat and the Hoima Woman MP seat have been postponed three times by the NRM party electoral commission. They were meant to be held on August 8, but postponed to 14th and then 28th August.
Odoi explained that he had received vital information indicating that some DEC members in Hoima were campaigning for some candidates in the woman MP primaries, which he said must stop immediately because it goes against the party constitution.