The ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party has swept the LC V chairperson seats in Mbale, Bulambuli and Manafwa districts.
In Mbale, the incumbent LC 5 chairman, Bernard Elly Mujjasi, retained his seat after fighting off stiff competition from his independent rival, Vincent Magombe.
Rashid Musinguzi, the Mbale district Electoral Commission registrar declared Mujjasi elected this morning. Mujjasi garnered 41, 659 votes against Magombe's 38, 710 votes.
In his acceptance speech, Mujjasi said he was readying himself to serve his last term in office.
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He promised to prioritise poverty eradication in his new term through the operation of wealth creation program.
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In the neighboring Bulambuli district, incumbent LC V chairperson and NRM candidate, Simon Peter Wananzofu also retained his seat. Moshe Mushebe, the Bulambuli District Registrar declared Wananzofu with 21, 964 votes. His rival Robert Soul Nakoko polled 18, 044 votes followed by Michael Wagoli with 2, 085 votes.
In Manafwa district, John Musila, the National Resistance Movement party candidate and former information minister Inzu Ya Masaba cultural institution also emerged winner of the LC V seat. He was declared elected this morning by Martin Musoke, the Manafwa District Registrar after garnering 52, 150 votes.
His other rivals, Sylvester Wasieba, an independent got 25, 279 votes followed by Fred Wangira, the FDC candidate with 1, 842 votes and Iddi Wataka, an independent got 986 votes.