JINJA – Moses Batwala beat incumbent Titus Kisambira in the National Resistance Movement (NRM) primaries for Jinja district chairperson.
Batwala garnered 75,545, representing 51 per cent of the total votes cast, while incumbent Kisambira polled 58,669 votes. Kato Kaziba and Simon Mugote trailed with 7,861 and 5,082 votes respectively.
Batwala was defeated by Kisambira in the 2016 general election and caused pandemonium at the tally centre when he cried out to the masses to storm the centre and secure what he called their victory which he claimed was being stolen by Kisambira and his team.
He has, however, this time around convincingly defeated Kisambira and said he is ready to repeat the feat in the general election.
“Kisambira’s monkey tricks did not work today. I have given him a knock out and I will defeat him again if he dares to come as an independent,” Batwala said.
Kisambira, however, said the process was marred by irregularities such as multiple voting and ferrying of voters.
He said he is going to sit with his handlers and decide on the way forward.
Meanwhile in Luuka, incumbent district chairperson Baker Luwangula was declared winner with 32, 199 votes defeating his closest challenger Simon Wakaze who polled 28,344 votes.