The National Resistance Movement (NRM) has today sweep all the nine
positions contested for during the district youth council elections for Wakiso district.
There were running battles as Police fired teargas to
disperse rowdy youths who attempted to grab the ballot box as the voting
The chaos ensued as they
attempted to block some members from casting their votes accusing them
of being above the voting age bracket.
The presiding officer George Mukalazi declared Iddi Matovu the
Matovu polled 54 votes against Democratic Party (DP)’s
Jonathan Semukuye who got 32 votes.
Matovu said he is happy the elections were held in a free and
fair manner. He commended the youth for the active participation they exhibited since the elections started
at village level.
// “Cue in: edda
Cue out: .. ate naaganyulwamu,” //
However, Semukuye who lost the election as chairperson has contested
the results alleging that the genuine voters were blocked from participating in
the exercise and instead those who were not eligible were allowed to participate.
Semukuye accused the presiding officer of conducting
the exercise without considering the national identification cards. But he
ruled out petitioning the results in court or at the electoral commission.
// “Cue in: buli mwana alina ..
Cue out: .. ku side eri
Other members of the district
youth council who were voted include the vice chairperson Arnold Muyomba,
Grace Nandawula for female youth affairs, Sharon Nakintu for students affairs,
John Mwenkanya for labour affairs, Gayi Mudasil for finance, Yudaaya Nakintu for
sports, Patrick Luzinda as the general secretary and Haruna Mayanja.
NRM spokesperson for Wakiso district Muwanga Lutaaya predicted a massive
win for President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and other candidates in
Wakiso following the party’s triumph in the youth elections.