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Rukungiri polls: Top contenders Masiko, Muzanira cast vote

FDC’s Betty Muzanira casts her vote at Rukungiri Stadium Polling station (PML PHOTO)

RUKUNGIRI: The two top contenders for the Rukungiri Woman MP seat, NRM’s Winfred Masiko and FDC’s Betty Muzanira, have cast their vote following a highly contentious campaign period that saw both parties’ bigwigs pitch camp in Rukungiri District for weeks.

Masiko cast her vote at 10:06 am, at Rubirizi Primary School, Rwere LCI, Ibanda Parish as FDC’s Muzanira cast hers  at Rukungiri stadium Polling station at 11:45am.

NRM flag bearer in the ongoing Rukungiri Woman MP by-elections, Winifred Masiko ticks her ballot paper at Rubirizi Primary School, Rwere LCI, Ibanda Parish

Speaking after voting, Masiko conveyed gratitude to the party national chairman and President, the NRM secretariat, the district leadership as well as the people of Rukungiri district and her family and friends for the support and solidarity expressed throughout the campaigns

“We have honestly done our part. I am grateful to everybody,” she stressed, in confidence.

A seemingly beaming Muzanira, spoke of her confidence to win the election and the power reclined on the voters after intense campaigns.

“I urge the people of Rukungiri to remain calm and cast their vote amidst the deployment,” said Muzanira after casting her vote.

Former FDC party president, Dr. Kizza Besigye casts his vote at Rwakabengo Health Centre III, in Rukungiri Municipality (PML PHOTO)

Former FDC presidential candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye, who cast his vote at Rwakabengo health centre III, in Rukungiri Municipality on Thursday afternoon, urged voters to remain vigilant especially during the tallying process.

Reports reaching this website confirm that 280 polling stations were designated by Electoral Commission for this by-election and election observers have been sighted exercising their duty to ensure the election goes on as expected.

More details to follow….

 

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