Umar Lule Mawiya, incumbent Kalungu East Member of Parliament has pitched camp at the Electoral commission headquarters in Kampala to protest results in which, his rival Vincent Ssempijja was declared elected.
Last evening, Immaculate Namazi, the Kalungu district returning officer declared Vincent Ssempijja, the new Kalungu East Member of Parliament.
The official elections results released by Namazi showed that Ssempijja polled 9285 votes, Umar Lule Mawiya, the NRM candidate got 8655 and DP's Denis Mukasa Mbidde polled 6305 votes.
Mawiya, Mukasa Mbidde and George William have all dismissed the declaration of Ssempijja as null and void.
This morning, Mawiya stormed the Electoral Commission headquarters with his supporters to protest the results. Mawiya says that he has decided to pitch camp at Electoral Commission headquarters demanding for the cancellation of Ssempijja's election because he was illegally declared.
He explains that Immaculate Namazzi, the Kalungu returning officer altered the poll results in favor of Ssempijja. He cites the results from Kiweesa plling station where alleged got 281 votes they were reduced to 28.
He also gives another example of Kyambala polling station where he polled 105 votes only to be changed to 15 votes. Kobu George William and DP's Denis Mukasa Mbidde have also dismissed the results as null and void.
Kobu George William who only polled 353 says the results must be cancelled because the exercise was fraught with irregularities. He alleges that he personally found Vincent Ssempijja aided by Aisha Ssekindi, the Tororo Deputy RDC bribing voters in Lwabenge Sub County.
He claims that he has a number of witnesses who are ready to testify in court having received a bribe ranging between shillings 500and 2000. He also claims that some voters were given sachets of waragi in exchange for votes.
Denis Mukasa Mbidde also says he is drafting his petition seeking to cancel the results.
But Vincent Ssempiija, the new Kalungu East MP dismisses the allegations as false. He explains that during the NRM primaries, he was cheated of his victory and when he petitioned the party electoral commission for redress they did not give him a fare trial.
Ssempijja says voters have now given their verdict saying that his rivals are wasting time to go to court. Immaculate Namazzi has not responded to the allegations that she altered the results.