The said dramatic scenes came up when Musinguzi declared not one but three losers as winners. In the first instance, the returning named a candidate who had as winner in race of direct councilor to represent Bukasa Parish in Wakiso Sub County at the district.
One of the candidates whose victory had been passed on to the loser approaching the returning officer.
been drama and chaotic scenes at Wakiso tally centre when the returning officer
declared over three candidates who had lost as eventual winners of the Wednesday
the Wakiso district returning officer who had delayed the announcement of final
results from different electoral area up to 5; 00 p.m. presided over the
Thursday afternoon function that left many in surprise.
dramatic scenes came up when Musinguzi declared not one but three losers as winners. In the
first instance, the returning officer named a candidate who had lost as winner in race of direct councilor to represent Bukasa Parish in Wakiso Sub County at the district.
Mbabazi Lubega, Independent/NRM leaning, who was declared, had polled 400 votes
against national unity platforms’ Ivan Mponye who scored 1198 votes.
declaration, most NUP candidate stood up in protest and charged towards Musinguzi
desk with some lifting plastic chair with apparent intentions of thrown them at the
returning officer only to be stopped by security officers. For about ten minutes
the hall turned into total mess.
you allow to declare this lady when she was the third in the race, I won the
elections and I have all my declaration forms please don’t declare her.” Mponye
his declaration of results form, Mponye approached Musinguzi’s desk where they
compared results and the sum of the votes on the declaration forms.
Musinguzi appeared to have realized the anomaly
and called upon his staff to rectify the mistake. Just like his name; Mponye,
which can be loosely translated as surviving, the returning officer had survived.
later, a similar incident reoccurred when NRM’s Asiimwe Moureen was announced by the officer as the winner in Nabweru
division I with 901 votes despite the fact that her main
challenger, Nagayi Faridah, NUP candidate, had 6,132 votes.
surprise, the total number of votes scored by both candidates appeared on the
final declaration of results form but the returning officer had declared as winner the
one with fewer vote count.
On a third
occasion, the same officer declared independent candidate Hassan Wasswa as winner and therefore councilor-elect Mende
Sub county despite the fact that he had polled 56 votes less than the National
Unity Platform candidate, Sseemu Ssempiira.