The said dramatic scenes came up when Musinguzi declared not one but three losers as winners. In the first instance, the returning named a candidate who had as winner in race of direct councilor to represent Bukasa Parish in Wakiso Sub County at the district.
Bwanika, one of the Democratic Party strongmen who crossed to National Unity Platform-NUP last year won the race with 195,306 votes, defeating his main challenger, the National Resistance Movement – NRM candidate Moses Mayanja who had 52,808 votes.
In Mukono, the former Member of Parliament for Mukono North and South constituency Rev Dr Peter Bakaluba Mukasa was declared the winner with 73,815 votes. Mukasa who contested on the NUP party ticket defeated the NRM party candidate Haji Harunah Ssemakula with 25,202 votes.
Many Police constables who spoke to our reporter like say officials are asking for the appointment letters before they can talk of payment yet the letters were sealed in black boxes after elections with others not given adding that this could be a trick to deny them their money which they have worked for.
Lawrence Jjumba, the polling agent of the Bukomansimbi National Unity Platform-NUP LC V Chairperson candidate’s race at Meeru polling station, says soldiers raided the polling station and forced the presiding officer to handover three ballot paper booklets, which they ticked in favour of NRM candidates and stuffed them in the boxes.
Music Promoter Balaam Barugahara is in the mix coordinating entertainment activities at the venue. One of the entertainers is a traditional dance group, playing and dancing to Kiganda songs and the other is a band which is entertaining the spectators as they wait for Museveni who started his journey in Lyantonde town, early today.
The opposition increase in percentage and number is due to the impact of National Unity Platform (NUP), the newest opposition party which won 58 seats in its first contest on Uganda’s political scene. As a corollary of its win, NUP will hold office of the leader of opposition in the 11th parliament.
Barbra Mulimira, the Kampala Electoral Commission returning officer declared Lukwago winner with 194,592 while his closet rival and National Unity Platform candidate Nabilah Naggayi Sempala garnered only 60,082 votes.
“UAF has been forced to cancel the event after hitting a snag over lack of competition venue for the Competition earlier scheduled to take place on January 23 at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole or Kyambogo University grass track as the alternative facility”. Mawerere said