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Four Incumbents in Busoga Lose District LCV Seats

In Luuka, the incumbent Luuka District LCV chairperson, Baker Luwangula has lost this seat to his former vice-chairperson, Simon Wakaze.
Four District LCV Chairpersons in the Busoga Sub Region have been defeated in the local government council elections.

In Luuka, the incumbent Luuka District LCV chairperson, Baker Luwangula lost this seat to his former vice-chairperson, Simon Wakaze. 

The two fell out after they both contested for the National Resistance Movement-NRM party primaries.  Luwangula lost the NRM flag to Wakaze and later dropped him as District Vice-Chairperson.

Wakaze won with 15,239 votes, while Luwangula got 14,968 votes.  Alliance for National Transformation-ANT, Robert Bakanoma polled 415 votes while Willy Magala, an independent candidate garnered 1,620 votes. 

Samuel Kakyada, the former Luuka district chairperson between 2011-2016 who contested as an independent candidate got 1,441 votes.

In Mayuge, the incumbent LCV Chairperson and NRM flag bearer, Omar Bongo lost his seat to an independent candidate, Frank Tibagendeka.   Tibagendeka lost the NRM flag to Bongo in the party primaries but he chose to contest as an independent candidate, citing irregularities in the polling process.

 

Bongo has served as the district chairperson for two terms and he boosts of improving service delivery through constructing schools and rehabilitating health facilities. 

His critiques, however, fault him of failure to ensure road construction and rehabilitation for the past five years. 

Maijan Azalwa, the incumbent LCV Bugiri district chairperson, who contested as an independent candidate lost to NRM's Davidson Mulumba.  Mulumba earned 26,144 votes followed by Forum for Democratic Change's-FDC candidate, Mangeni Egesa who garnered 24,617 votes, National Unity Platform's-NUP candidate, Abubaker Lyavala came in third with 2,286 votes whereas Marijan trailed with 1,781 votes. 

Elijah Kagoda, the NRM party flag bearer lost to Wycliffe Ibanda an independent candidate for the Kaliro District LCV seat.  

Kagoda was the first district chairperson of Kaliro but in 2011, he lost the seat to Ibanda only to regain it close to 10 years later. 

Kagoda triumphed with 32,728 votes while Ibanda garnered 27,288 votes. Independent candidate, Michael Malinzi got 488 votes and Sam Mbalyohere another independent candidate came in the fourth position with 131 votes.