The Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party in Kasese has lost the
District LCV seat.
Muhindi Bukombi Eliphaz, the NRM party candidate defeated the incumbent
Sibendere Bigogo Geofrey with 91,064 votes against Bigogo’s 86408 votes.
The other candidates were the National Unity Platform-NUP flag
bearer Moses Bwambale who polled 1,693 and Emmanuel Kyalimpa an independent candidate
got 529 votes.
Bukombi said he will focus on uniting Kasese which remains divided
along ethnic lines. He also said that he will work with all leaders regardless of their
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However, Bigogo says it is unnecessary for the party and the
candidate to celebrate a victory that was robbed from him. Bigogo claims his supporters were harassed
and intimidated during the campaigns.
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Kasese District has overwhelmingly voted for the opposition Forum
for Democratic Change-FDC candidates in the last three general elections. The
party also has strong representation at the lower local governments. In the
2016 general election, FDC swept the five constituency and district woman
However, the party performed poorly in last week's parliamentary
elections. It lost three seats to the NRM party. NRM won the Busongora South, North and Kasese
municipality seats. FDC retained the Bukonzo, West, East and Woman MP seats.