Kampala- Military police was yesterday forced to swing into action at the UMA Show Grounds, where tallying of votes for both Kampala Division mayors and councillors was taking place.
This was in a bid to stop clashes between supporters and agents of two mayoral candidates for Kampala Central Division chairperson Charles Sserunjogi (Independent) and Mr Mohammed Kibedi Nsegumire (NRM), with the former’s side accusing the latter of ballot stuffing.
A scuffle ensued after Sserunjogi’s supporters attacked and beat up Kibedi and some of his supporters, forcing Kibedi to evacuate the hall where the tallying was taking place.
He later returned with military police who started firing tear gas and live bullets in the air to disperse the rowdy crowds.
The tallying only proceeded after a couple of minutes where Sserunjogi was declared winner with a margin of 3,564 votes, after garnering a total of 13,717 votes, beating his main contender, Kibedi who got 10,153 votes.
Mr Sserunjogi bounces back to the same seat after 10 years following two previous consecutive losses in 2006 and 2011 to NRM’s Godfrey Amooti Nyakana.
Others who were declared winners for the position of division mayoral seats in Kampala include FDC’s Joyce Nabbosa SSebugwawo, who scored a total of 33,608 votes against NRM’S William Kabugo who came second with 21,144 votes among other contenders.
In Nakawa Division, SDP’s Ronald Balimwezi was declared winner with a total vote count of 60,950 beating his main contender Harriet Sebuufu of Forum for Democratic Change who trailed with a total of 60,268.
Mr Kasirye Nganda Mulyanyama was also declared winner of the Makindye Division after he garnered 21,268 votes, beating Mr Rashid Biruma who came second with 18,311 votes.
The Kawempe Division LC3 chairperson seat was won by Mr Emmanuel Kizza Serunjogi who came on the ticket of the Truth for Justice. He beat FDC’S Kizza Bakasambe.