The Electoral Commission declared NRM candidate Andrew Muwonge the winner of the hotly contested Kayunga LC5 seat in results announced on Friday morning.
The Kayunga Returning Officer, Jennifer Kyobutungi, announced that having got 31,830 votes against Nakweede’s 31,380, NRM’s Muwonge had beaten her closest rival with just 450 votes.
NUP’s Nakweede protested the outcome of the election, insisting that there was manipulation.
This followed more protests from social media
In broad day light, Museveni robs the victory of the people, and declares his candidate in Kayunga! Despite the stuffing and all manner of rigging, the signed DR forms give us a 15,000 votes lead. Ugandans will have to decide the next course of action. pic.twitter.com/FzqcYHKXWe
— BOBI WINE (@HEBobiwine) December 17, 2021
Why are we making democracy an ass in Uganda?
— Simon Kaggwa Njala (@SimonKaggwaNjal) December 17, 2021
— Joel Ssenyonyi (@JoelSsenyonyi) December 17, 2021
What the heck?! With all the results clearly in our favor, they just did the unthinkable. Time to THINK
— David Lewis Rubongoya (@DavidLRubongoya) December 17, 2021