Buhweju county MP Hon Mwijukye Francis has accused the ruling NRM party of “importing” voters who gave their candidate a victory in the just concluded by-election.
NRM’s Naome Kibaaju won the Sheema North by elections held on Monday with a difference of over 4000 votes against the opposition candidate and former contestant in the NRM party primaries Mr. Guma Nuwagaba who has only 7322 votes.
Kibaaju polled 11,326 votes representing 60% of the total votes cast, winning in 4 out of 5 Sub Counties and Town Councils constituting the electoral area.
She also won in the two Town Councils of Kakindo and Masheruka while other victories were registered in Kigarama and Masheruka Sub Counties.
The opposition only won narrowly in Kyangyenyi Sub County where they polled 1600 against NRM’s 1370.
According to Mwijukye, 4000 voters who voted in Sheema municipality just about a month ago were transferred by the EC and they voted again in Sheema North.
“They appear in the Municipality register that was given to us in the municipality elections and in the register that was given to us for Sheema North,” he said.
“I have both registers with me. After Museveni saying that the Byabakama electoral commission was a rotten commission after the Arua loss, EC went to Sheema North to make a statement,” he added.
Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party has lost two parliamentary elections in Sheema District in a space of months.
In July, Science and Technology Minister Dr Elioda Tumwesigye (NRM) won the Sheema municipality seat after trouncing FDC’s Virginia Plan Mugyenyi.