Confusion has erupted in Kyenjojo district, after Tom Butiime was declared winner of the NRM party primaries for MP Mwenge North following a vote recount.
Previously, David Muhumuza, was winner with 27,745 votes against Tom Butiime's 24,405 votes.
Butiime however demanded a vote recount on grounds that the elections were rigged.
On Monday, a recount of the votes was done, and on Wednesday, Jane Mbabazi, the Kyenjojo district NRM returning officer, declared Butiime winner with 24405 votes while Muhumuza got 20771 votes.
Mbabazi says that during the recount, it was discovered that Muhumuza's votes were inflated in some sub counties.
She says that in Nyakawanzi Sub County, Muhumuza scored 1,850 votes but the tally sheet reflected 3,548 votes. In Katooke town council, Muhumuza got 1050 votes but the figure was altered to read 2,025.
However, William Byamukama the NRM district Chairman, has challenged the recount. Byamukama says that the returning officer has no authority to recount the votes.
Byamukama says that he was not informed about the recount and that Muhumuza's agents were not around to witness the recount.
Byamukama says that Muhumuza still remains the NRM flag bearer for Mwenge North.
The confusion between the NRM party officials has drawn in both supporters of Butiime and Muhumuza.
After the vote recount yesterday, Butiime's supporters went on the streets of Kyenjojo to celebrate his victory. They also put announcements on radio stations congratulating him.
This morning Muhumuza and some of his supporters also appeared on Kyenjojo Development Radio, attacking the returning officer for recounting the votes.