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NRM's Muwonge declared winner of Kayunga by-election

Andrew Muwonge

Andrew Muwonge

The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) candidate Andrew Muwonge has been declared the winner of the hotly contested Kayunga LC V by-election at Ntenjeru tally centre.

Muwonge, according to the Electoral Commission garnered 31,830 votes against closest opposition and National Unity Platform candidate Harriet Nakweede's 31,308 votes. Muwonge thanked the NRM chairperson President Yoweri Museveni, the secretariat and voters for ensuring his victory. He promised to work and deliver services to his people. 

Although Nakweede seemed to have created a landslide gap between her and Muwonge on Thursday evening, the tide began to change towards Muwonge in the wee hours of Friday morning. 

The commission started tallying the results at around 8 pm on Thursday, an exercise that continued until 5 am on Friday. However, the declaration of results was delayed until 9 am. 

NUP was assured of victory after preliminary results indicated that Nakweede was leading with 35,212 votes followed by Muwonge with 20,661 votes. Independent candidates Majid Nyanzi had 1,499 votes, Jamilu Kamoga 513 votes, Musisi Boniface Bandikubi 468 votes and Anthony Waddimba for DP 519 votes.

The final tally, however from the Electoral Commission had Jamilu Kamoga with 279 votes, Boniface Bandikubi 470 votes, Majid Nyanzi 1287 votes and Anthony Waddimba with 158 votes.

The total number of cast votes were 65,332, rejected invalid votes 947 while spoilt votes were 91. The election was marred by election malpractice and allegations of voter bribery with many locals accusing the Prime Minister Robinnah Nabbanja of dishing out cash, Shs 4,000 per voter on Wednesday night to vote in favour of Muwonge. 

Yesterday, voting was halted at polling stations of Kyato-Mwoloola, Nakyesanja at Kayonza sub county and Seeta-Nyiize in Kangulumira sub county after ballot boxes were brought into the station stuffed with pre-ticked ballots. 

At Kangulumira specifically Nakyesanja polling station, the box was stuffed with over 462 ballot papers before even the bio-metric machine was brought to the station.

Last night, Nakweede's tally agent John Mary Ssebuufu was carried out of the centre by the Counter-Terrorism Police personnel for challenging what he termed as doctored results from Kayonza sub-county.

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+5 #11 Ugthinker 2021-12-17 23:38
Why Ugandans come off as surprised every time Museveni steals from them, be it through votes, funds, state property etc is indeed beyond me!

How many time has Dr Besigye told you votes by themselves under Museveni can’t work, only to be attacked by some newbies!

Forget ELECTIONS and start considering other constitutional avenues of EJECTING the bugger.
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-16 #12 Wainanchi 2021-12-18 02:51
Congratulations Mwonge!!! Forward NRM!!!
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+3 #13 Mubiru 2021-12-18 15:08
Kayunga looked like a war zone when all security forces of different colours uniformed or not grouped as if Uganda was about to be invaded.

Their numbers exceeded the Kayunga voters by hundreds which cant happen in any civilised democracy and yet poor NUP expected to win.

Electoral Commission, Parliament and many bogus bodies which must be abolished to save money for Chinese and other debts exist only to feed huge bellies of NRM poodles loudmouthing Museveni rule for eternity.

Yet gullible non NRM poodles are jittery waiting for 2026 day light robberies disguised as elections hoping to win
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+2 #14 Jama 2021-12-18 20:20
Victory achieved on gunpoint. Elections under this totalitarian regime doesn't make any sense.
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+5 #15 Apollo 2021-12-18 21:38
What may possibly be Gen. Museveni's greatest achievement, when the historians make their final deductions, will be his uncanny ability to subjugate the minds of seemingly intelligent, well read and exposed Ugandan elite.

All these men and women have been given a platform to stand for what is right, in the face of great personal, professional and material loss and they have rejected the privilege to stand for their Country. This is the tragedy.
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0 #16 kasede 2021-12-18 23:38
Quoting Wainanchi:
Congratulations Mwonge!!! Forward NRM!!!
Forward to where? You guys are lucky to be playing with the Ganda, guts being unequal.
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-5 #17 Wainanchi 2021-12-19 10:04
@ NRM supporters--- Why haven't you cheered with Waunanchi this important victory?

I need NRM base to join me in celebration and not just leave lone Wainanchi to voulchers!
Come on NRM!! Let us celebrate altogether!!
Forward NRM! Forward Mzee Museveni!!!
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+3 #18 Mugume Paulton 2021-12-20 10:35
These NRM thieves who are enjoying protection, if they , in the remotest chance, ever went to heaven even when they claim to be born-again, they would attempt to steal an angel's shoe!!! that is the level thieves in Uganda holding political offices have reached..

But, GOD IS ONE YOU CAN NEVER EVER THINK YOU CAN MOCK OR DECEIVE, folks!!! He will soon hand you the justice He handed to Super King Nebuchadnezza...!!!
Watch the space...
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