Forum for Democratic Change Candidate  Betty Muzanira Bamukwatsa has been declared winner of  Rukungiri Woman Member of Parliament by-election

BY: Eyalama In Business, Politics On

After a series of events, pressure, threats , it has finally come to dawn as Forum for Democratic Change Candidate  Betty Muzanira Bamukwatsa has been declared winner of  Rukungiri Woman Member of Parliament by-election.

FDC’s Bamukwatsa garnered 50,611 votes while her cloest rival the National Resistance Movement’s Winfred Matsiko received 46,329 votes at the polling booth.

Bamukwatsa was declared winner by the Electoral Commission’s returning officer Kiyimba Umar at the Rukungiri District Council Hall.

The results were as follows

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FDC – Bamukwatsa Betty Muzanira =50,611

NRM – Matsiko Winfred = 46,329

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Indep – Mbaguta Prisca = 993

PPP – Kukundakwe Fabith = 183

The by election had attracted political heavyweights from both camps with NRM chairman President Yoweri Museveni campaigning for Winfred Matsiko. Former FDC president Dr Kizza Besigye as well as popular musician and MP Robert Kyagulanyi also pitched camp in Rukungiri days leading up to the election.

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