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
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’s grip in the
In Bunyangabu, the Returning Officer Everest Twinomujuni
declared 13 NRM elected LCIII chairpersons while one was an independent
Bureau Chief, Tooro Sub-Region
Basaija is a graduate of Uganda Christian University (UCU-Mukono) holding a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication.
He also boosts of numerous training's in communication studies.
Before joining URN, he had served as Documentation personnel, Field news reporter, Radio presenter and News Editor.
Basaija is a social critic and a young farmer.
He believes in writing for social change.
At URN Basaija is incharge of Bundibugyo, Bunyangabu and Kasese Districts.