MBARARA —As the January 14, Uganda elections draw closer, opinion polls for Mbarara City South show candidate Emmy Mbareebaki is leading the outgoing Youth MP for Western Uganda Mwine Mpaka Rwamirama by about 27 percentage points.
The poll of likely about 2000 voters, released Tuesday, shows Mbareebaki garnering 47% percent support to Mwine Mpaka’s 20 percent support.
The other top challengers in the seemingly tight race include Naswir Ssekamate with 17% and Bright Muhumuza who according to polls stands at 7%. Others at least for now, share the remaining 14%.
The independent poll, run by Green Nation Group was conducted in three major divisions of Kakoba, Nyamitanga and Nyakayojo that form the new constituency.
Of those who identify as Mbareebaki supporters, all said said their “mind is made up” on supporting their candidate a few days to the poll day.
The same story seems to be true of Mwine Mpaka’s supporters.
Poll results also show both Mbareebaki and Mpaka popular in Kakoba and Nyamitanga.
Mwine Mpaka is a son to Veteran Minister Bright Rwamirama.
He sits on Parliament Committee member of Science and Technology and Gender, Labour and Social development.