KAMPALA- Ms Amelia Kyambadde, the trade minister, Wilfred Niwagaba one of the rebel MPs and Mr Andrew Baryayanga the Kabale Municipality legislator all have reason to smile after they retained their seats in the 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
Ms Kyambadde (NRM) garnered 27,224 (67%) to retain her Mawokota North seat while her closest rivals Mr David Mayinja Tebusweke (DP) and Ms Grace Kansiime (Ind) scored 7,668 (18 %) and 5,556 (13%) respectively.
Mr Niwagaba (Ind) the outspoken MP also one of the rebel MPs was declared the winner for Ndorwa West after getting 19,009 votes winning the NRM flag bearer Ms Grace Ankunda Bekunda that got 13,731 votes.
While addressing the press shortly after being declared the winner, Mr Niwagaba thanked the people of his constituency for withering the intimidation and bribery by the government agents. He promised to play his role as required of an area Member of Parliament and never to abandon them forever.
The Incumbent MP for Kabale Municipality Mr Andrew Baryayanga (Ind) got 6464 votes defeating his close rival Dr Francis Runumi (NRM) got 4364 votes.
“My success was people's success and I promised to work on youth employment, street lights, hygiene and beautification of Kabale Municipality,” said Mr Baryayanga soon after being declared winner.
Democratic Party’s Muwanga Kivumbi retained his seat for Butambala Constituency after scooping 22,223 (55%) whereas Mr Faisal Kikulukunyu (NRM) and Mr Massy Moses Kasule (FDC) collected 13,376 (35%) and 530 (1%) respectively.
Ms Lydia Mirembe (Independent) gathered 14,760, votes to beat former Kampala RCC Aisha Kabanda to the Butambala Woman MP seat. Ms Kabanda got 14,693 votes. The incumbent, Ms Mariam Nalubega (Ind) scored 381 votes.
In Tororo municipality, the incumbent MP has lost his seat to Yeri Apollo Ofwono a seat he has been holding for a decade. He lost the seat after Ofwono garnered 7149 votes against 7045 votes in hotly contested race that drew over 9 candidates.
In Amudat Ms Rose Nawot the incumbent and also independent has retained her Woman MP seat after pulling 13,212 votes against her rival Ms Betty Chelain who was the NRM flag bearer.
On the MPs Mr Michal Lolem Kathile the incumbent and also flag bears lost his seat after he got 11,847 less than his successor Mr Christopher Akorikomoe who pulled 14,143 votes.
Compiled by Sadat Mbogo, Stephen Ariong, Robert Muhereza, Joseph Okapesi