One thing that all Ugandans must understand is that our fight for our rights, our freedoms and democratic governance cannot be compromised. These are the objectives on which we have focused our efforts and we shall continue to do so. Our energies, efforts and attention must remain on the achievement of those objectives.
According to the final tally issued by EC chairman Dr Badru Kiggundu, Museveni garnered 5,617, 503 votes representing 60.75 percent, while Dr Kizza Besigye, the FDC presidential candidate scored 3,270,290 votes representing 35.37 percent. Independent candidate Amama Mbabazi polled 132, 574 votes representing 1.43 percent, while Abed Bwanika, the Peoples Development Party president, got 86, 075 representing 0.93 percent.
In Tororo County North, Godfrey Ekanya lost his seat to former Woman Member of Parliament for Otuke County, Annet Nyakecho who switched constituencies from Otuke, the home to her husband, to Tororo, her mother district. She polled 8, 911 votes against Ekkanyas 8, 822 votes.
Moses Tugume, the FDC candidate came third with 5,493 votes, followed by Rogers Kanti and Lenox Mugume who got 387 and 248 votes respectively. Minutes after Kizindo declared Kiiza winner, Kabakumba rejected the poll results citing irregularities.
Kampala Central Division has traditionally been an oppositionstronghold but what is emerging from the provisional results issuedby Electoral Commission indicate that NRM candidate Yoweri Musevenicould be gaining ground.
Besigye says that the ruling National Resistance Movement government needs to understand that Ugandans have resisted its ideology and policies. He was addressing journalists moments after casting his ballot at Rwakabengo health centre III polling station in Rukungiri municipality.