In Luuka, the incumbent Luuka District LCV chairperson, Baker Luwangula has lost this seat to his former vice-chairperson, Simon Wakaze.
Four District LCV Chairpersons in the Busoga Sub
Region have been defeated in the local government council elections.
In Luuka, the incumbent Luuka District LCV chairperson,
Baker Luwangula lost this seat to his former vice-chairperson, Simon
The two fell out after they both contested for the National Resistance Movement-NRM
party primaries. Luwangula lost the NRM
flag to Wakaze and later dropped him as District Vice-Chairperson.
Wakaze won with 15,239 votes, while Luwangula got
votes. Alliance for National Transformation-ANT, Robert Bakanoma polled 415 votes while Willy Magala, an independent candidate garnered 1,620
Samuel Kakyada, the former Luuka district chairperson between
2011-2016 who contested as an independent candidate got 1,441 votes.
In Mayuge, the incumbent LCV Chairperson and NRM flag bearer, Omar
Bongo lost his seat to an independent candidate, Frank Tibagendeka. Tibagendeka lost the NRM flag to Bongo in the party primaries but he chose to contest as an independent
candidate, citing irregularities in the polling process.
Bongo has served as the district chairperson for two terms and he boosts of improving service delivery through constructing schools and rehabilitating
His critiques, however, fault him of failure to ensure road construction and rehabilitation
for the past five years.
Maijan Azalwa, the incumbent LCV Bugiri district chairperson, who
contested as an independent candidate lost to NRM's Davidson Mulumba. Mulumba earned 26,144 votes followed by Forum for
Democratic Change's-FDC candidate, Mangeni Egesa who garnered 24,617 votes,
National Unity Platform's-NUP candidate, Abubaker Lyavala came in third with
2,286 votes whereas Marijan trailed with 1,781 votes.
Elijah Kagoda, the NRM party flag bearer lost to Wycliffe Ibanda an
independent candidate for the Kaliro District
Kagoda was the first district chairperson of Kaliro but in 2011, he lost the
Ibanda only to regain it close to 10 years later.
Kagoda triumphed with 32,728 votes while Ibanda garnered
27,288 votes. Independent candidate,
Michael Malinzi got 488 votes and Sam Mbalyohere another independent
candidate came in the fourth position with 131 votes.