The final results from the Thursday presidential elections show that, Besigye defeated his three time rival. Besigye polled 46,549 votes ahead of Musevenis 41,998 votes. Ex prime minister, Amama Mbabazi managed 1153 votes followed by Abed Bwanika with 1484 votes.
However, the final results from the Thursday presidential elections show that, Besigye defeated his three time rival. Besigye polled 46,549 votes ahead of Museveni's 41,998 votes. Ex prime minister, Amama Mbabazi managed 1153 votes followed by Abed Bwanika with 1484 votes.
General Benon Biraaro came fifth with 247 votes followed by Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba in sixth position with 140 votes, Faith Maurine Kyalya came seventh with 155 votes while her friend Elton Joseph Mabilizi trailed the pack with 107 votes.
In Kalungu district, Museveni got 28727 votes ahead of Besigye's 22,218 votes. Amama Mbabazi garnered 293 votes. The announcement of Besigye's victory in Masaka excited his supporters. They took to the streets last night to celebrate the victory, where they were joined by other opposition supporters.
Godfrey Kayemba Afaayo, the Greater Masaka FDC chairman says they are happy that despite the massive rigging in the region, Besigye has made a lot of gains. He says they are happy that Museveni will know that majority of people in Masaka district are tired of him.
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Baker Mukasa, the Sembabule FDC chairman, says Besigye could have defeated Museveni in the district if there was no rigging. Mukasa says they saw UPDF soldiers driving away FDC agents in Ntusi, Lwebitakuli, Lwemiyaga before stuffing ballots for Museveni.
He says at Kidandala polling station, heavily armed soldiers beat up polling officials and went ahead to stuff ballots. Joy Kabatsi, the independent candidate for the Sembabule woman MP seat, says they have documented all the evidence of massive rigging.
Joanita Nalule, a loser in Masaka Woman NRM primaries, is surprised with Besigye's tremendous improvement in the district including in rural areas. According to Nalule, the incumbent president has lost grip on villages where he enjoyed support.
Table shows Presidential results from Masaka district.
| Presidential candidate || Political Party || Total Votes |
| Kizza Besigye || FDC || 46549 |
| Yoweri Museveni || NRM || 41998 |
| Amama Mbabazi || Go Forward || 1153 |
| Abed Bwanika || PDP || 1484 |
| Maurine Kyalya || Independent || 155 |
| Elton Mabilizi || Independent || 107 |
| Benon Biraaro || Farmers Party of Uganda || 247 |
| Venansius Baryamureeba || Independent || 140 |
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