The National Resistance Movement’s Andrew Muwonge has been announced as the new Kayunga LCV by-elections.
The by-election happened after the death of the then Kayunga LCV chairperson, Ffeffeka Serubogo.
In the by-election, Muwonge garnered 31830 votes follower by Harriet Nakweede (NUP) with 31380 votes.
Speaking shortly after being declared the winner by the Kayunga District Returning officer Jennifer Kyobutungi, Muwonge noted that time for politicking is done, saying its time to work for the people of Kayunga.
“We have spent over 12 hours waiting for the results, I want to thank my chairperson and the NRM secretariat for the win, This is a new start for Kayunga, I am the chairperson just waiting to swear in, am happy, I want to thank the district executive and people of Kayunga, the victory means a lot, divisions don’t work as the new chairman am going to work hard for the people of Kayunga,” Muwonge said.
The NUP candidate, Nakweede, protested the results saying she was cheated. She claimed that she garnered 35000 votes but to her surprise they have only declared 31380 votes.
The NUP deputy Spokesperson, Waiswa Mufumbiro, said, “we won this election, we got 35000 votes, what has happened here is a reflection of lack of transparency, lack of democracy.”
The NUP coordinator for Greater Mukono, Betty Nambooze, noted that their win has been robbed by the state.
She said that they will protest and challenge the results in court.
Other results from the Kayunga by-election
Musisi Boniface Bandikubi (Independent): 470, Kamoga Jamilu (Independent): 279, Waddimba Anthony (DP): 158, Nyanzi Majid (Independent): 1.297