According to the official results released by Electoral Commission Nsubuga polled 11,854 votes against Nsambu’s 10,427 votes. Ssentamu came third with 59 votes while Katula trailed the pack with 4 votes.
The key campaign manager of John Alintuma Nsambu, the loser of the Bukoto south by elections, has confessed saying that there was no way he could have won the hotly contested polls. Nsambu lost the Bukoto south by elections to his main DP rival Mathias Nsubugu on Thursday last week.
The other candidates in the race included FDC’s Julius Ssentamu and an independent candidate Dan Katula. According to the official results released by Electoral Commission Nsubuga polled 11,854 votes against Nsambu’s 10,427 votes. Ssentamu came third with 59 votes while Katula trailed the pack with 4 votes.
Despite the fact that Nsambu has declined to speak about the poll results, his campaign managers say that the former junior ICT minister didn’t deserve victory. Florence Kintu, the Kalungu District Woman Member of parliament defied the Buganda caucus and campaigned for Nsambu. Kintu says that it was clear from the start that her candidate would not win the hotly contested by-elections.
The MP says that she was shocked that her candidate got more than 10,000 votes yet she didn’t expect him to garner more than 1000 votes. She explains that it was clear that the former minister could not win the polls because he faced stiff resistance from the voters from the first day of his campaigns.
Kintu says that many voters questioned the wisdom of NRM for relocating Nsambu from Bukoto East where he lost the previous elections and brought him to Bukoto south. She blames the loss of Nsambu on the failure by the ruling government to address party wrangles and his previous utterances against Mengo.
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Joy Walusimbi, the chief campaign manager of Nsambu says despite the fact that they lost the polls, they are happy with the votes their candidate received. Walusimbi denies allegations by the DP camp that they were involved in electoral malpractice.
On the eve of the by elections, 10 police officers led by Gonzaga Yiga, the Sembabule CID Chief were arrested for allegedly breaking into electoral commission offices and tampering with electoral materials.
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