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EC Confirms Wekomba's Victory as Bulambuli Woman MP

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The EC hereby informs the General Public especially the people of Bulambuli district that the polling process for the purpose of district woman Member of Parliament was free and fair according to the research by inspector of elections, reads Kiggundus letter.
A letter from electoral commission chairman, Eng. Dr. Badru Kiggundu
Electoral Commission has confirmed Sarah Wekomba as the winner of Bulambuli District Woman parliamentary polls. In a March 22nd statement, Electoral Commission Chairman, Engineer Dr. Badru Kiggundu, says Wekomba was elected in free and fair polls.

“The EC hereby informs the General Public especially the people of Bulambuli district that the polling process for the purpose of district woman Member of Parliament was free and fair according to the research by inspector of elections,” reads Kiggundu's letter.

He also apologised to the people of Bulambuli where the polling exercise didn't go well especially the polling station that didn't receive or received voting materials late. Kiggundu however, assured the people of Bulambuli district that the tallying exercise, which brought Sarah Wekomba to be declared winner and newly Bulambuli Woman MP, was transparent.

Wekomba, who contested as an independent, was declared winner after beating Energy and Mineral Development Minister and incumbent Woman MP, Irene Muloni with more than 500 votes. Wekomba garnered 20, 808 votes against Muloni's 20, 240 votes.

Muloni rejected the poll results and is only waiting for the Commission to gazette her rival before she files a suit before her court through her lawyer, Alfred Madaba of Madaba and Company Advocates. The Minister told URN that her lawyers are currently collecting evidences to prepare affidavits to back her petition.

She accuses Wekomba of electoral malpractice including harassment, intimidation of her supports and vote buying among others. Wekomba says she is ready to take on Muloni in courts should she go ahead and petition the poll results.

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