7 district chairpersons unopposed in today’s election

Incumbent Wakiso District chairperson, Matia Lwanga Bwanika (right) being verified by the election officials before casting his vote at St Jude Namulanda Polling Station on January 20, 2021. Photo/Eve Muganga

At least seven district chairpersons have gone through unopposed today as the Electoral Commission (EC) conducts elections.
The candidates are all National Resistance Movement-leaning. They include Adrian Ddungu Wasswa (Buvuma), Herbert Happy Mayanja (Ibanda),  Moses Batwala (Jinja) and Felix Mark Lochaale (Karenga). Others are Dan Rutetebya Mukago (Kiruhura), Asirafu Mambu (Koboko) and Sylvester Agubanshongorera (Rubirizi). 

Of the 146 districts, people from 139 districts will vote in leaders from 34, 684 polling stations across the country. 
“In all places where the positions were contested, we are ready for elections tomorrow (today),” Mr Paul Bukenya, the EC spokesperson, said yesterday in an interview.
There are 18,103, 603 registered voters. Only 57.2per cent of these turned up for the Thursday’s presidential and parliamentary elections. Mr Yoweri Museveni was declared winner of the presidential race. 

EC conducted elections for representatives of persons with disabilities to Parliament on Monday where Bumaali Mpindi (Independent) Laura Kanusu, Grace Hellen Asamo, Alex Ndeezi and Joyce Okeny Achan, all of NRM merged winners. 
Also representatives of workers in Parliament were elected and Charles Bakkabulindi (NRM), Arinaitwe Rwakajara (NRM), Agnes Abwooli Kunihira (NRM), Abdul Byakatonda (Independent) and Margaret Namubiru Rwabushaija (Independent) were declared winners.

Older persons will be represented in Parliament by Catherine Mavengina Akumu (NRM), Peninah Kabingani Busingye (NRM), Dominic Gidudu Mafwabi (NRM) and Joram Ruranga Tibasiimwa (NRM) for North, Central, Eastern and Western region, respectively. 
Election of National female older person representative will be held on January 21 and 22 at Islamic University in Uganda, Kabojja Campus, Kampala.  


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