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.
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.
In Kisoro district, the incumbent and NRM candidate, Abel Bizimana retained his seat after garnering 55567 votes to defeat his closest contender and former LC V chairperson, Milton Bazanye Mutabazi who got 13234 votes. Independent Naboth Tumubweire trailed with 1597 votes.
Five other journalists were also evicted from the tally center. UPDF and police officers were seen blocking journalists from conducting interviews near the tally center. Some television journalists were also tasked to delete the footage they had recorded in exchange for their freedom.
The Returning Officer Benjamin Ewal declared Moses Ocan, an independent candidate in Pager Division with 168 votes, as the winner in the race. He also later erroneously declared Samuel Olara, an independent candidate in Central Division as the winner of the LCV Councilor's seat.
NUP only lost one out of four women slots, which went to Olive Namazzi Kagobola, a candidate for the Forum for Democratic Change. In Nakawa 1, Nkugwa Fauzol was declared the winner with 2,794 votes defeating NRM’s Robert Webale who scored 1,159. In Nakawa II, Innocent Tegusulwa polled 3,714 votes to defeat NRM's Meddie Mutumba who garnered 1,795.
Suspects detained at Katwe police have been identified Jaruwengo, Juma Rhamudan, Bright Lubega, and two only identified as Julius and lusiba. Police reports shows that these went to vote at Maddirisa Kasawe polling station in disguise with forged Katwe-Kinyoro resident voter slips.
In Kabarole district, the National Resistance Movement – NRM candidate Richard Rwabuhinga defeated his four opponents with a huge margin. According to the Returning Officer, Prossy Banura, Rwabuhinga polled 32,709 votes and was followed by John Businge with 2,988.