The election was held on Thursday this week and Harriet Mugenyi Businge the National Resistance Movement-NRM Flag bearer was declared the winner after she garnered 33301 votes while Asinansi Nyakato of the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC garnered 28789 votes in the hotly contested election.
The Forum for Democratic Change -FDC is disputing results of the
just concluded Hoima woman MP By-election.
election was held on Thursday where Harriet Mugenyi Businge, the
National Resistance Movement-NRM Flag bearer was declared the winner after she
garnered 33301 votes. FDC's Asinansi Nyakato garnered 28789 votes in the hotly contested election.
to Nyakato, the election was marred by gross voter bribery, brutal arrests and
detention of her supporters, agents and supervisors, Intimidation, ballot
stuffing and vote rigging by NRM officials and some security operatives.
Nyakato says she has all the evidence pining some top security operatives and the NRM
officials while they were indulging in the illegal acts during the election.
to Uganda Radio Network on Saturday morning, Nyakato says she is not contented
with the election results saying she is going to court to seek for justice.
says following the irregularities that characterized the election, what they
thought could be free and fair election became impossible.
says she would seek a court order to annul the election results and also to
recount all the votes cast. She however does not mention when she will file her
in:”As candidate Asinansi…
out:…with the results.:”//.
described herself as the duly elected Hoima woman MP whereas Businge who was declared
winner by the electoral commission is a state MP.
in:”The win which…
out:…a state mp.”//.
Karungi, the Hoima Forum for Democratic-FDC acting Chairperson says the
election was characterized by a lot of irregularities and therefore they cannot
allow such gross anomalies to happen saying they are ready to face off with NRM
She calls on their supporters to be strong,remain calm and continue to
support the party saying victory belongs to them.
in:”For me honestly…
out:…we shall succeed.”//.
Kaija, the Deputy Secretary General Forum for Democratic change-FDC says the
election was rigged at gunpoint saying the heavy deployment of the military
during and after the election is a clear manifestation that people did not have
their own freedom as they went to vote.
says the heavy military deployment forced some of their supporters to abandon voting
since they feared to be arrested for supporting FDC. Kaija
says they will first look at the implication before challenging the election
Simon Byabakama, the Electoral Commission chairperson says the election went on
smoothly adding that this was the first free and fair election he has ever
witnessed and supervised.
in:” It was a…
Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson says FDC supporters who were
arrested wanted to cause chaos during and after the election.
Hoima woman MP was vacant after Tophace Kaahwa Byagira, the former woman MP
opted to represent the people of the newly created Kikuube district that was
carved out of Hoima and became operational on July 1,2018.