According to the official poll results, Ozuma, who ran on the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC ticket, polled 7916 votes defeating the incumbent Deo Mbabazi Tumwesigye, who ran as an independent and garnered 7393 votes.
FDC youths carrying a scare crow to demostrate the death of NRM candidate Barker Ssali
used teargas and live bullets to disperse a procession organized by John Bosco Ozuma,
the winner of the Lugazi municipality mayoral elections.
Ozuma took to the streets with his supporters shortly after being declared winner
by the Buikwe District Returning Officer, Ann Mary Tusingwire.
According to the
official poll results, Ozuma,
who ran on the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC ticket, polled 7916 votes
defeating the incumbent Deo Mbabazi Tumwesigye, who ran as an independent and
garnered 7393 votes.
Barker Ssali, the
National Resistance Movement-NRM came third with 5141 votes, Patrick John
Mwondha, the National Unity Platform-NUP candidate came fourth with 2747 votes,
Ashraf Ssekatawa came fifth with 620 votes and while Daudi Elphazi Mbabazi polled
Ozuma organized a procession from Buikwe town and was intercepted by police at
Namengo ward while entering Lugazi central town. Ozuma’s supporters who were chanting his name overwhelmed
police and entered the town center.
This prompted the officers to call for
reinforcement and intercepted the procession around Market Cell as they tried
to cross to Kinyoro ward and return to the taxi park for a rally.
live bullets and teargas to break up the procession forcing Ozuma’s supporters
to scatter in different directions. Ozuma has criticized police for breaking his procession, saying similar
processions were held by NRM candidates and were stopped by police.
similar opportunity is denied to only members of the opposition, we are also
Ugandans who must exercise our rights,” Ozuma notes. The Ssezibwa Regional Police
Spokesperson, Robert Kalyesubula noted that the procession was not authorized