NRM's Uthuman Mugisha Declared Winner of Hoima LC5 By-Election
The Electoral Commission has officially declared Uthuman Mugisha, the National Resistance Movement (NRM) flagbearer, as the victor of the Hoima LC5 by-election.
Mugisha's resounding victory was confirmed after he garnered a total of 18,353 votes, securing a commanding lead over his closest competitor, Vincent Savanna Muhumuza, who ran as an independent candidate and secured 12,020 votes. Moses Aguuda of the National Unity Platform (NUP) came in third place with 3,972 votes, while Patrick Musinguzi of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) secured 271 votes. Independent candidate Lennox Mugume obtained 179 votes.
The Returning Officer, Merab Kasande, announced the results on Thursday night, stating,
"Having added up the number of votes cast as recorded on each declaration of results form in accordance with the Local Governments Act Cap 243, I declare Mugisha Uthuman Mubaraka, who has obtained the highest number of votes, as the winner for chairperson of Hoima electoral district."
Uthuman Mugisha is the son of the late Kidiri Kirungi, the former district chairperson who tragically lost his life in a fatal accident in March. In his acceptance speech, Mugisha pledged to continue the projects initiated by his late father while faithfully serving the constituents of Hoima.
The by-election's outcome has been closely watched, given the political significance of the Hoima electoral district. Mugisha's victory underscores the continued support for the NRM in the region and reflects the trust that the electorate has placed in him to carry forward his father's legacy of development and service.
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