RUKUNGIRI– Excitements, anguish has taken over Rukungiri town and some parts of the district after Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party flag bearer was announced Women MP elect.
Bamukwasta Betty of FDC party polled 50511 votes with her archrival, Masiko Winifred of NRM party polling 46379 votes.
Kakundakwe Faith of Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) polled 183 votes and Sezi Prisca Bessy Mbaguta of independent collecting 993 votes.
Kiyimba Umar, the Rukungiri District Electoral Returning Officer declared FDC’s Bamukwasta winner of the Thursday By-election on June, 1 2018 from Rukungiri District Council Hall.
“I, KIYIMBA UMAR, being the Returning Officer for RUKUNGIRI Electoral District HAVING ADDED UP THE number of votes cast as recorded on each Declaration of Results Form in accordance with section 53 of the Parliamentary Elections Act (As amended, declare that the total number of valid votes cast for each candidates is as follows (see above statistics and summary below).
He further declares: “Accordingly, as Returning Officer for RUKUNGIRI Electoral District and in accordance with Section 58(1) of the Parliamentary Elections Act, 2005 (As amended), I declare BAMUKWASTA BETTY who has obtained the largest number of votes to be the elected candidate for DISTRICT WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE TO PARLIAMENT, Rukungiri District.”
On Thursday, the residents went to poll to reelect their Woman MP Representative in the 10 Parliament after the MP elect had appealed to higher Court.
Bamukwasta Betty (FDC, Woman MP Elect) polled 50511 votes
Kakundakwe Faith of PPP got 183 votes
Masiko Winifred of NRM garnered 46379 votes
Total valid votes cast for candidates 98167
Invalid votes 2152
Spoilt ballot papers 338
Total number of ballot papers counted 100318