HOIMA —Ms Harriet Businge Mugenyi of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) has been declared the winner of the hotly contested Hoima District Woman parliamentary by-election.
According to results announced at 3.30am on Friday morning, Ms Businge garnered 33,301 votes, while her contender, Ms Asanansi Nyakato of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) polled 28,789 votes.
The total number of valid votes cast for candidates were 62,090 while the total number of rejected (invalid) ballot papers were 1,690.
“Accordingly as Returning Officer for Hoima Electoral District and in accordance with Section 58(1) of the Parliamentary Elections Act, 2005, I declare Harriet Businge who has obtained the largest number of votes to be the elected candidate for District Woman Representative to parliament, Hoima District,”the returning officer for Hoima Electoral District, Mr Douglas Matsiko, announced in a statement.
The total number of ballot papers counted were 6, 3780 while the total number of spoilt papers were 128.
In Kaabong District, Ms Christine Tubo Nakwang of NRM won overwhelmingly with 22,532 votes while her contender Ms Judith Nalibe Adyaka of FDC got only 1,692 out of 26,189 total number of ballot papers counted.
Kaabong District returning officer, Mr Julius Ongom said the total number of valid votes cast for candidates was 24,224 ballots.