According to Ssaku, the elections collided with his examinations, which couldn’t enable him to stay around for the voting. He, however, says that he counted on his trusted agents and party leaders to help him in his absentia.
Sharif Ssaku, the National Unity Platform-NUP candidate has won the Kifamba Male Youth Councilor’s seat in Rakai
district in absentia.
Ssaku has replaced his comrade Augustine Jaggwe
who died in a motor vehicle
accident a few months after election.
Other candidates who contested for the post include Alex
Kiweewa of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) and Yosam Ssuuna, an independent. Ssaku won the race with 65 votes, Kiweewa came second with 47 while trailing the pack with 05
According to Ssaku, the elections collided with his
examinations, which couldn’t enable
him to stay around for the voting. He, however, says that he counted on his trusted
agents and party leaders to help him in his absentia.
Muhammad Yahaya, says Ssaku’s early mobilization and the love for the new party
were his strength
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Ssaku’s campaign manager, Hakim Ssemuyaba, attributes his victory to his relationship with the voters and
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Kiweewa attributes his loss to the poor
preparations and lack of money to support his campaigns. He says
that funds came in at the last hour when
it was too late for him to move around the 19 villages.
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Other posts that were up for grabs included the one for the Elderly Female Representative for Lwentulege Town council, PWD Female Councilor
for Lwamaggwa Town council, Elderly Female
Representative for Mweruka Town council. Milly Nakajwala (NRM) won
the PWD Female Councilor post after scoring eight votes against one vote polled by her
opponent Jovian Kabarokore, an independent.
Jawuria Nakuya (NRM) scored four votes to become
Elderly Female Representative
for Lwentulege Town council while her opponent Teddy Nalugemwa (independent)
scored one vote. Nowelina Namugga (NRM) got four votes to become the Elderly Female Representative for Mweruka Town council while
Erivania Namazzi (independent) got one vote.
Sylvia Kyohairwe Tegyeza, the
Rakai District Returning Officer, declared the results and the winners after
the tallying exercise.
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She said that the
elections were peaceful and commended the voters, candidates, the electoral
officials and the security team for the endeavors.