KAMPALA – National Unity Platform (NUP) party candidates have been declared winners of the Nakawa, Kawempe and Makindye division mayoral races.
Paul Mugambe polled 32,754 defeating the National Resistance Movement (NRM)’s Bruhan Byaruhanga Mugisha who garnered 20,671. FDC’s Daniel Muwonge Mugwanya got 3,301 votes while independent candidates Martin Mwagale garnered 1,385 votes and Florence Mungi Namata had 2,179 votes. Justice Forum (JEEMA)’s Muhammad Katende garnered 1,278 in the race.
Mugambe said that although he won, the elections were characterized by stuffing of ballot papers and intimidation. Mugambe said his first role as Mayor will be to work on the poor garbage disposal in Nakawa and also improve on the drainage system.
Byaruhanga conceded defeat saying it is time to give his rival a chance to serve people in Nakawa.
In Makindye Division, NUPs Ali Kasirye Nganda polled 56,743 to defeat NRM candidate Bob Robert Muhumuza who polled 13,105. Democratic Party’s Moses Kirumira Karungi polled 4,393 votes, JEEMA’s Ali Ahmed Zikusooka1, 420 while David Tigatoola Sabuka of FDC got 1,332 votes.
Other contestants were independent candidates Munaba Perusi who garnered 945 votes, Muhammad Haruna Bulo728, Muzafaru Kiyemba who got725 while Alliance for National Transformation Party’s Malcolm Ssewanyana who got 516.
The incumbent Kawempe division mayor, also NUP candidate in the race Emmanuel Sserunjogi has retained his seat with 44,130 votes. Sserunjogi, beat NRM’s Juma Ssekyazi with 36,087 votes after Ssekyazi getting 8,043 votes. Other candidates in the Kawempe race include FDC’s Muhamad Mutazindwa, DP’s Isihaq Lukwago and independents Issac Kyaze and Juuko Kiwanuka.
In Lubaga division, incumbent and Forum for Democratic Change’s Joyce Nabbosa Ssebugwawo didn’t survive the wrath of NUP’s Zacchy Mberaze Mawula.
Salim Saad Uhuru, the National Resistance Movement-NRM party candidate has won the Kampala Central division Mayoral seat. He was declared elected by the Kampala Central Returning Officer, Doreen Musiime at 5 am this morning. According to the poll results announced by Musiime, Uhuru garnered 13,114 votes against 10,654 votes garnered by his closest and National Unity Platform rival, Hamudan Kigozi Semugoma.
The incumbent Kampala Central Mayor and Democratic Party candidate, Charles Musoke Sserunjogi came third with 5,318 followed by independent candidate, Patrick Mugisa with 2,095 and Lameck Sewanyana, another Independent candidate garnered 820 votes.
The Forum for Democratic Change-FDC candidate Isah Ssemaganda got 531 votes followed independent candidate, George Wakula with312 votes, followed by Independent Isaya Kavuma with 166 while independent candidate, Emmanuel Tebajjukira trailed with 79 votes.
The total number of valid votes cast was 33089 while invalid ballot papers were 565 and spoilt ballots were 41.