Charles Rogers Nabende, another resident of Butaleja town council says that they have decided to camp at the tree to compel the NRM leaders in the district to deliver to them the true candidate who won the election.
Supporters of the former Butaleja District Woman MP Florence
Nebanda Andiru on Thursday protested against the victory of Agatha Hamba in the
National Resistance Movement- NRM party primaries.
Hamba polled 35,230 votes against Andiru's 34,254 votes. However, Andiru and
her supporters have since disagreed with the NRM District Registrar Richard Hisayi,
alleging that he did not tally votes from some sub-counties where their
candidate is popular.
Since Saturday Andiru’s supporters have pitched camp at the district
headquarters demanding the nullification of Hamba’s Victory and have also been
engaging in running battles with police.
Wilson Shida, a resident of Lujehe Parish says that they voted overwhelmingly
for Nebanda, but the electoral officials announced a different candidate as the
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Pius McCarthy, another resident says that they have decided to pitch camp at
the district headquarters until Nebanda is announced the winner.
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But Hisayi insists that he announced the genuine winner. “She beat her hands down, someone who wins
with a margin of 1000 plus votes cannot be denied the victory and even the
leaders in Kampala are aware, now we are preparing for the other elections not
that one,” he said.
Hassan Mugerwa, the Butaleja District Police commander says that police will maintain
its presence in the area to ensure the angry supporters don’t disrupt business.