According to Namatovu, because of her hearing impairment, her deceased son was a vital part of her life matrix since he served as her interpreter. Representing people with disabilities at Kawempe Division Council, she has already tested the perils of her son’s demise. “Now, the people I represent quarrel because they call and no one picks, they say I am not working,” she said.
Mwesigye cast his vote at Banga-Nakiwogo Playground (L-NAJ) polling station. The polling station is located in Division A, Entebbe Municipality within the vicinity of Special Forces Command (SFC) army barracks. This is where Mwesigye cast his vote, in the company of his wife Fausta Nansubug, and his Electoral Commission bodyguards.
Unlike previous elections where Museveni won in both districts, he lost to the National Unity Platform (NUP) candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu also known as Bobi Wine. Bobi Wine won Buvuma district with 64 per cent of the total votes cast while Museveni scored 32 per cent, a drop from the 57 per cent score against Kiiza Besigye in 2016.
President Museveni polled 161, 864 votes at these polling stations representing 95.8 percent of votes cast, with all other candidates including Willy Mayambala with 14 ballots cast in his favour, at least getting some votes at the 409 stations. These polling stations had 1,354 invalid votes.
The election final tally sheet shows that Tumukunde won Entebbe Comprehensive Secondary School [A-BUS] with 371 votes representing 62 per cent of the total votes cast and Kawafu Namagembe's Place (NAM-Z) with 454 votes representing 51 per cent of the total votes cast.
He said in a phone interview that they have tested the internet and it's working perfectly. This despite a shutdown which affected the entire country, when the government moved to block access to the Worldwide web.
165 polling stations, mainly in Kampala and Wakiso, have more than 1200 registered voters which are above the ceiling of voters supposed to be at a particular polling station in urban areas (and 900 in rural areas) according to Electoral Commission (EC) data.
With 5.65 million voters which is approximately 31.18 percent of the total registered voters and the NRM advantage on a downward spiral, Buganda is seen as a critical voting block which any candidate who wishes to win must bag.
Paul Omer, the Interim Soroti City Mayor and head of Amuriat’s campaign in Teso and Karamoja says that their candidate has very higher chances in the region. He explains that Amuriat has proposed better strategies to improve education and agricultural sectors in the country.