Early results from Hoima polling stations show NRM presidential candidate Yoweri Museveni in the lead, ahead of his rival and main challenger Kizza Besigye.
Urban centers in Uganda are well known to be strong opposition supporters, but in Hoima the case was different.
At polling stations visited, during vote counting Museveni won at all polling stations. His rival Kizza Besigye of FDC could only follow by a big margin.
At Hoima Town Church polling station, Museveni polled 291 votes against Besigye's 98 votes; the other presidential candidates did not exceed one vote.
At Kitara Institute polling station, Museveni polled 288 votes against Besigye's 117 votes. Other candidates had 0 except Federal Alliance's Betty Kamya who got one vote.
Early results also place NRM flag bearers in better positions. In Hoima Municipality, public service Minister and NRM flag bearer, Henry Muganwa Kajura is far ahead of his FDC rival, Patrick Jolly Baguma and independent candidate, Patrick Mwesigwa Isingoma.
NRM Woman Member of Parliament, Tophace Kaahwa is also leading, ahead of her FDC rival Asinance Nyakato and independent candidate, Harriet Busiinge.
In Buhaguzi and Bugahya constituencies early results showed NRM candidates in the lead.NRM members in the district are now moving with their heads high. Allan Bamuha, an NRM supporter and press Assistant to Minister Kajura says the early lead means a blow to the opposition in the district.
Shaban Kwebiiha, Minister Kajura's political Assistant says he is already preparing to run messages of appreciation to the voters for having voted his boss and president Yoweri Museveni.
The opposition Forum for Democratic Change and its stalwarts Francis Atugonza and Jackson Wabyona has of recent proved a threat to the ruling NRM in Hoima as they criticize it for failing to declare Bunyoro's benefits from the oil resource discovered in the region.
FDC officials have not commented on the early election outcome so far. However earlier in the day FDC general secretary Joseph Muganyizi said the party was unsatisfied with the voters register which they said differed from the copy given to parties.
Muganyizi argued that the electoral commission's register had more names than those in the parties' copy.