The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) candidate, Hon Betty Bamukwasa Muzanira has been declared a winner for the hotly contested Rukungiri District Woman MPBy-election.
Betty Muzanira got 50,611 votes; beat her biggest rival, NRM’s Winfred Matsiko by 4282 votes.
Bamukwatsa was declared winner by the Electoral Commission’s returning officer Kiyimba Umar at the Rukungiri District Council Hall.
The full results are;
FDC – Bamukwatsa Betty Muzanira =50,611
NRM – Matsiko Winfred = 46,329
Indep – Mbaguta Prisca = 993
PPP – Kukundakwe Fabith = 183
FDC rejected the results from Burora Parish Headquarters in Nyarushanje Sub County claiming that the results read by Electoral Commission returning officer Rukungiri district Mr. Umar Kiyimba were different from what was on the declaration forms the FDC had from the same polling station.
After the Electoral Commission returning officer ruled not to include
the Burora Parish Headquarters to the tarry centre this affected to
leave the promises of the tarry centre.
Both NRM and FDC candidates have been accusing each other of vote
rigging and inciting of violence amongst the voters.
The final results were announced at around 5:00am in the morning of
today and the FDC supporters all over Rukungiri are jubilating.
The Rukungiri Woman MP seat fell vacant after Court of Appeal nullified Ms Masiko’s election following a petition by Ms Muzanira.
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