Preliminary results from all the 153 polling stations in Budaka district indicate that Minister Kataike who contested as an independent candidate garnered a total of 15,292 votes. Her challenger, Pamela Nasio Kamugu, of the ruling National Resistance Movement got 22,894 votes.
According to the preliminary results from all the 153 polling stations in Budaka district, Minister Kataike who contested as an independent candidate, garnered a total of 15, 292 votes. Her challenger, Pamela Nasio Kamugu of the ruling National Resistance Movement got 22, 894 votes.
The results are yet to be officially declared by the Electoral Commission.
Kataike particpated in the NRM primaries and lost to Kamugu, but she resolved to contest as an independent after she protested the primaries which she claims were marred with several irregularities.
Others who contested for the seat are Nowel Babula Kataike as an independent, Loy Karibau of Go Forward, and Racheal Kamiza of the Forum for Democratic Change Party.
Supporters of Kamugu have started jubilating and celebrating their victory as they wait for the official declaration of the results by Mark Muganzi, the Budaka District Returning Officer.
Meanwhile, the incumbent Member of Parliament for Budaka county, Kasekia Mbogo of the ruling National Resistance Movement is set to retain the seat according to the preliminary results.
Results from all the 153 polling stations indicate that Kesikia has garnered a total of 15, 897 votes against his main challenger, Joshua Kasibo Mahende, an independent who got 962 votes.
Others in the race include independent candidates George Mukama, Moses Mwisi, John Museveni and Herbert Mugalishi Kamonkoli, as well as Rafael Mununa of Forum for Democratic Change party.
The Electoral Commission is yet to make official declarations.