When our reporter revisited the polling station, the revelation threw whoever heard about it into laughter wondering where Katumba got such votes. “Are you talking about Katumba oyee? They asked, before erupting into laughter. That is not possible, another resident exclaimed. Several bodaboda riders near the polling station were amazed that this had happened in their area.
The successful candidates include Helen Asamo who polled 594 votes, Alex Ndezi 519 votes, Joyce Achan 458 votes and Bumali Mpindi 413 votes. Asamo, Ndezi and Achan were sponsored by the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party while Mpindi ran as an independent.
“His love for Kyagulanyi is uncontrollable, it has resulted into his frequent arrests during protests as security operatives often pick him from home, accusing him of masterminding or having knowledge of all civil disobedience movements but later release him without any charges,” says his brother.
Sylvia Mudondo, a resident of Buyala village in Budondo ward says that during Nabwiso’s tenure in parliament, Kanusu was his chief mobilizer and rallied voters to support him. “During those political campaigns, Kanusu was always referred to as Nabwiso’s son because those two were often doing door to door campaigns together,” she said.
Amuriat who was accessing Jinja district through Kamuli route, met resistance from security personnel in Buwolelo trading center and after minutes of verbal exchange, he was arrested and taken to an undisclosed location.
Police patrol trucks led Amuriat towards Jinja-Iganga-Tirinyi highway where he held mini-meetings in Bugembe and Wairaka affecting the smooth flow of traffic. Police also used teargas as many more people came to cheer Amuriat.