After Muwonge was announced winner, security personnel were deployed in Kayunga town council, Kangulumira, Busaana, and Kitimbwa town. The District Police Commander Felix Mugizi, says that they have received information that Nakwede’s supporters are planning to protest.
The Police and the army have been
deployed in Kayunga District in anticipation of protests from supporters of
National Unity Platform-NUP supporters.
On Friday morning, the Kayunga Returning Officer Jennifer Kyobutungi, declared
Andrew Muwonge as the winner of the District LC5 by-election with 31,830 votes
while his closest rival and National Unity Platform-NUP candidate Harriet
Nakwede got 31,308 votes.
Others who participated in the race
including Majid Nyanzi an independent candidate got 1,287 votes, Jamir Kamoga
another independent candidate got 279, Boniface Bandikubi 470, and Anthony
Waddimba of the Democratic Party got 158.
After Muwonge was announced winner, security
personnel were deployed in Kayunga town council, Kangulumira, Busaana, and
The District Police Commander Felix
Mugizi, says that they have received information that Nakwede’s supporters are
planning to protest.
Nakwede protested the results and threatened to incite her supporters to demonstrate
claiming that the entire electoral process was marred by ballot stuffing,
bribery and illegal arrest of her agents, and alternation of figures.
Wasswa Mufumbiro, NUP Deputy
Spokesperson says they genuinely won the election but the EC has decided to alter
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On Thursday night at the tally
center, John Mary Ssebuufu, one of Nakwede’s agent was carried thrown out of the
tally center by counter-terrorism police. Ssebuufu claimed that results read by
the polling officials from Nakyesanja parish in Kayonza sub-county were higher
than the number of voters.
Several mal-practices were reported in
some parts of the district mainly in Kayunga, Kangulumira, Kitimbwa, Galiraya,
and Kayonza sub-counties.
Kyobutungi notes that EC carried out
investigations and found out that such cases were minor and there was no cause
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At Seeta-Nyiize, Kangulumira sub-county, voters accused EC officials of pre-ticking ballots in favor of
Justice Simon Byabakama, the Chairperson
of the Electoral Commission says security was deployed to manage chaotic
situations calling people to appreciate the commission’s efforts they make to
always establish fairness.
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The NRM Director for Mobilization Rosemary
Seninde says the victory attained today has been worked for and hence deserved.