According to the results, Kakwerere’s rival and Forum for Democratic Change-FDC candidate, Michael Kwarikunda Mbareeba got 12308 votes, the National Unity Platform candidate, Onesmus Arinda came third with 1150 votes while independent candidate Martin Rumanzi trailed the pack with 478 votes.
There were protests at the Rukiga
district tally center this morning shortly after the National Resistance
Movement-candidate, Robert Mbabazi Kakwerere was declared the winner of the LC V
chairperson elections. Rukiga District Returning Officer, Rebecca Mbabazi
declared Kakwerere elected with 20,200 votes at 05:20 am on Thursday morning.
According to the results, Kakwerere’s
rival and Forum for Democratic Change-FDC candidate, Michael Kwarikunda
Mbareeba got 12308 votes, the National Unity Platform candidate, Onesmus Arinda
came third with 1150 votes while independent candidate Martin Rumanzi trailed
the pack with 478 votes.
Prior to the declaration of the final results, Kwarikunda backed by his
supporters had demanded the cancellation of all results from Kamwezi sub-county
He argued that the results from most of the polling stations in Kamwezi sub-county were higher compared to
the total number of registered voters on the register.
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Kwarikunda’s protests led to the suspension of the tallying exercise
for more than an hour. Electoral Commission officials were seen making repeated
phone calls to undisclosed people.
Led the officials led by Mbabazi cancelled
the results from Kamwezi dispensary polling station after confirming that the
number of votes cast was higher than the total number of voters on the
Kakwerere had got 572 votes, Kwarikunda 16, Arinda 03, Rumanzi and 07 invalid
votes, which totals to 598 votes yet there are 593 registered voters at the
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Mbabazi however, declined to annul results from other polling stations,
saying that the matter is beyond her. He advised Kwarikunda to seek legal redress.
Kwarikunda vowed to challenge the results in court.
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Kakwerere refutes allegations of voter rigging; saying he received overwhelming
support from the voters.