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NRM Wins Majority LCIII Chairperson Seats in Tooro, Bundibugyo

In Kyegegwa town council, Swaib Musa of NRM defeated two other independents with a huge margin. He garnered 2,697 votes while his rivals Ben Byansi and Mark Mugume got 985 and 32 votes respectively.
Kyenjojo Returning officer Daniel Baguma says three of his presiding officers were arrested for engaging in electoral malpractice.
  The National Resistance Movement - NRM party candidates have won the majority of the LCIII seats for Town Councils and Sub Counties in the Tooro Sub-region.      

For instance, in Kyegegwa district that is made up of 17 Sub Counties and Town Councils, NRM won 16 while only one went to an independent candidate.     

In Kyegegwa town council, Swaib Musa of NRM defeated two other independents with a huge margin. He garnered 2,697 votes while his rivals Ben Byansi and Mark Mugume got 985 and 32 votes respectively.   

Musa said he was ready to work with other leaders to make the town council a better place.  

"My request is let's keep together and work for our people and I promise I will do the needful," he said shortly after being declared as the winner on Thursday.     

In Kitagwenda district, the NRM candidates have also won 12 of the 13 Sub counties and town councils with one seat going to an independent, just like in Kamwenge where of the six town councils and nine Sub Counties in the district, only two have been won by independents.   

In Kyenjojo district, NRM candidates won 27 of the 31 LC III chairperson seats. Independent candidates scooped the remaining four seats.  

According to the Kyenjojo District Returning Officer, Daniel Baguma, the whole elections process was peaceful except for a few of his presiding officers who were caught engaging in electoral malpractice.  

Baguma said that three of his presiding officers at polling stations that he did not disclose were caught altering the results on the declaration forms and another one was found engaging in ballot stuffing. 

He said the arrested have since been taken to Kyenjojo Central Police Station awaiting prosecution.   Baguma also said that during the whole election period, no other party has won even a single race other than NRM and independents.

In Bundibugyo, NRM won eight seats from Bwamba County. The other four positions were taken by independent candidates.

In Bughendera County, the NRM took the majority of the seats winning 13 out of the available 14 sub-counties. In 2016 the county voted for seven NRM candidates and six independents. 

In the same year, FDC won the Kasitu sub-county seat.

Joram Muhindo who will represent Nyite Sub County in Bundibugyo says they have been working tirelessly to maintain the party‚Äôs grip in the district.

In Bunyangabu, the Returning Officer Everest Twinomujuni declared 13 NRM elected LCIII chairpersons while one was an independent candidate.