MP Ssekitoleko attributed the loss of the party to lack of will to address issues affecting the electorate. He cited lack of clean water, improved roads, employment for youths and proper health services.
NRM will have 44 councillors in the council out of the 68 in the district according to final results released by the district electoral commission office on Saturday. The members include 29 directly elected and 13 women elected councillors.
In the petition to the EC Chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama, the losers argue that the elections were cases of ballot stuffing, violence at some polling stations, arrests, intimidations from the army and police. They contend that declaring Henry Nkwasiibwe Zinkuratire as the Member of Parliament for Ruhaama County was illegal because the election process was a sham.
Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, says that the suspects were picked up on Wednesday from their polling station with dozens of pre-ticked ballot papers for the Amuru district parliamentary candidates.
Patrick Ssejjengo, a resident of Kijjabwemi cell in Masaka town is one of the many victims whose relatives are missing after they were abducted by unknown people.
He narrates that a week ago, his brother; Robert Jjita was picked by suspected security operatives who were driving in a minibus motor vehicle commonly known as “Toyota Drone” with concealed number plates and has since never returned.