Kisekulo’s supporters had initially expected a walk-over in the race after claiming that Zziridamu was a weak candidate. But after the final tally of the polls held on Friday, Zziriddamu had collected 29,648 votes while Kisekulo scored 14,068 votes.
Kyotera District Chairperson Patrick Kintu Kisekulo and his
counterpart Robert Benon Mugabi of Rakai have lost the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party primaries.
Kisekulo was defeated by Charles Lubega Zziriddamu, the Kalisizo town councillor, according to results released by Benjamin
Lugaaju, the NRM Electoral Commission-Returning Officer.
Kisekulo’s supporters had initially expected a walk-over in the race after
claiming that Zziridamu was a weak candidate. But after the final tally of the polls held on Friday, Zziriddamu
had collected 29,648 votes while Kisekulo scored 14,068 votes.
Zziridamu says that the victory gives him an upper-hand over
his opponents in the 2021 general elections. He says that the District office is
meant for effective service delivery which Kisekulo failed to accomplish during his tenure. He
appealed to Kisekulo to support him in the upcoming general elections for the
good of the party.
in; Ekifo kino…
says he is to fight the corruption involved in the recruitment process for government
jobs which have been a common concern among different residents.
in; ‘Basuubire okusokeraddala…
out… namba emu.’//
David Matovu, the Kyotera Resident District commissioner, said that although the elections were peaceful, they deployed
heavily at the tally centre to contain possible clashes between Zziridamu and Kisekulo’s
He added that the NRM is planning a meeting between the different candidates before the general elections, to ensure that the country witnesses a peaceful exercise.
in; ‘By and large…
out…free, fair elections.’//
In Rakai district, Mugabi lost to Godfrey Bajungu Muyambi who won with 42,315 votes. Samuel Kaggwa Ssekamwa was the second with 27,884 votes and Mugabi came to the third position after scoring 24,463 votes and the last Robert Nyondo got 14,338 votes.