LC 1 polls: voters block MP Ssewungu, Nadduli son defeated

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MP Ssewungu in a bitter exchange with Martin Okoyo, the Kalungu DPC during the protests

Chaos ensued at Kaliro Village, Kalungu Rural Town Council in Kalungu District after residents blocked area Member of Parliament, Joseph Ssewungu from voting in the Tuesday Local Council elections.

Angry residents claimed Ssewungu, a non-resident was plotting to help the Democratic Party candidate, Aloysius Bwanika, defeat their NRM candidate, Lukia Kakooza.

Riding on the same tide, Kakooza boycotted the exercise and called all her supporters to abandon the polling station.

Consequently, Bwanika was declared winner after gathering 170 votes against Kakooza’s eight votes.

She accused Ssewungu of causing confusion at the polling station and costing her the election.

Nadduli’s son defeated

Meanwhile, in Luweero District, Jakana Nadduli, a son to minister without portfolio Hajj Abdul Nadduli, lost the Kisawe Village LC1 seat.

He was defeated by Stephen Malebe.

In Kyotera District, Mary Nantongo, the elder sister of Joseph Tamale Mirundi defeated Joseph Kabugu, the Democratic Party chairperson for Kyotera District.

In Sembabule, voting went on smoothly in 13 ‘ghost’ villages despite resistance from Lwemiyaga County MP and a section of residents.

In Kasaana Village, one of the said ghost villages, Ismail Kyalugahi (Ind) won with 47 votes while his rivals Godfrey Jumba and Flavia Kyampuli got 4 and 35 votes respectively.

Additional reporting by Daily Monitor

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