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FDC's Kabaziguruka Takes Nakawa

The win brings to an end Ruhindis 15 years as Member of Parliament, having taken over from former local government minister Jaberi Bidandi Ssali in 2001.
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FDC party candidate Michael Kabaziguruka was last night declared winner of the Nakawa Division parliamentary seat, beating Attorney General Fred Ruhindi.

The win brings to an end Ruhindi's 15 years as Member of Parliament, having taken over from former local government minister Jaberi Bidandi Ssali in 2001.

Kabaziguruka emerged winner after getting 35,052 votes representing 37.01 percent of the total valid votes. Ruhindi polled 33,578 votes representing 35.45 percent of the total votes.

Kabaziguruka, the deputy chairperson of FDC Electoral Commission, said his victory has been long overdue noting that it's not healthy for one person to cling on to power for long.

He attributes his victory to resilience and the call for change and wants to push for youth empowerment. 

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Olga Ajiri, the only female candidate in the race congratulated Kabaziguruka upon his victory and noted that she considers herself a winner too because she finished the race. She hopes for a better opportunity next time. 

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Among those who lost is Democratic Party's Kenneth Kakande Paul who got 11,869 votes, Ssengendo Fred with 2,621 votes, John Eric Ndaula with 2,655, Martin Lubega Ziribala with 782 and Sebuliba Edgar Nsereko who trailed with 377.

Nakawa Division has 207,855 registered voters with 281 polling stations. 

A total of 2,259 or 2.33% of the total votes cast were thrown out for being invalid.

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