The Democratic Party’s (DP) Brenda Nabukenya has triumphed over her strong competitor Rebecca Nalwanga of NRM Party in the Luweero Woman Member of Parliament by-election.
Nabukenya emerged winner with 38,582 votes followed by Nalwanga with 22,236, Ramla Kadaala (Independent) with 768 votes and Faridah Namubiru (Independent) with 717 votes.
The Electoral Commission (EC) declared Nabukenya the winner of the elections for the second time. Early this year, she lost her seat after Court of Appeal ruled that she was not duly elected. Justice Vincent Zehurikize ruled that the Electoral Commission did not comply with electoral laws in the November 2011 by-elections after NRM’s Rebecca Nalwanga petitioned court protesting the Luweero district returning officer, Peter Kasozi’s decision to stop a vote recount exercise.
According to the returning officer, one of the ballot boxes had been tampered with.
For the second time, Nabukenya has emerged the winner. In the three Sub Counties of Luweero, Nabukenya got 3469 in Kalagala sub county, Bombo Town Council (1560) and in Wobulenzi Town Council (3914).
Although, there strong competition between DP’s candidate and NRM, Nabukenya beat Nalwanga by over 16,000 votes.
At Islamic P/S polling station L-M Nabukenya got 101 and Nalwanga trailed with 14, Islamic P/S polling station A-K Nabukenya polled 191 while Nalwanga polled 41 votes, Islamic P/S polling station Nabukenya polled 207, Nalwanga secured 48, Muliro Zone station NAN -Z Nabukenya poled 215 while Nalwanga managed 47 while at Luweero SDA, Muliro zone station NAC-Z Nabukenya 60, Nalwanga 20.
At Luweero SDA Muliro zone station A-NAB, Nabukenya 136 Nalwanga 40, MakCollege polling station K-Z, Nabukenya polled 130 while Nalwanga polled 19, MakCollege polling station A-K Nabukenya polled 144 while Nalwanga polled 34.
Before, the EC could even announce the final results, supporters of Brenda Nabukenya had already started celebrating her victory.
Meanwhile, Police was heavily deployed in Luweero during the voting process to ensure no chaos or rigging of elections takes place.