Lukwago Secures Landslide Victory Top story

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Charles Ntege, the Kampala Returning Officer declared Lukwago elected with 176, 637 votes against 49,366 votes garnered by his closest rival, the National Resistance Movement-NRM party candidate, Daniel Kazibwe.

The embattled Kampala City Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago has retained his seat in a landslide victory.
 
Charles Ntege, the Kampala returning officer declared Lukwago elected with 176, 637 votes against 49,366 votes garnered by his closest rival, the National Resistance Movement-NRM party candidate, Daniel Kazibwe.

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Ntege noted that results from the remaining 18 polling stations will be tallied and included on the final tally sheet. He however, noted that the results cannot over return Lukwago's victory.
 
In his speech, Lukwago said his victory is a memory he will treasure in his entire life.
 
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He also expressed joy that almost all the councilors who worked against him and impeached him had been voted out by the electorate.
 
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According to the tally, 236,353 people voted in the Kampala mayoral and councilor's elections. 233,762 were valid, 2,591 invalid and 451 of the votes were spoilt. 

There are 1,014,294 registered voters and 1,101 polling stations in Kampala district.
 
 

 

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