Sports Scribe Ssewanyana Wins Makindye West Seat

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Overwhelmed with joy, Ssewanyana says his journey has just began and thanked all his voters for placing their trust in him to lead the constituency in the path of development that they have always yearned for.

Allan Ssewanyana Aloysius, the Democratic Party (DP) candidate has beaten twelve other contenders for the Makindye West seat . He polled 37066 votes that accounts for 52.65%of the total votes in the constituency.
 
Overwhelmed with joy, Ssewanyana, a radio sports scribe says his journey has just began and thanked all his voters for placing their trust in him to lead the constituency in the path of development that they have always yearned for.
 
He says he will look at many factors but most importantly the infrastructure and poor planning of the constituency which he blames for most of the challenges they face.
 
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He will be unseating the incumbent Hussein Kyanjo who got ill in the course of his term in office and became incapacitated.
 
Ssewanyana's closest contender Achilles Lubega garnered 12,746 votes in yesterday's polls with a percentage of 18.10%.

The constituency has 157,302 registered voters and 20 polling stations. The results computed after all results from 184 of the polling stations in the constituency were sent in.
 
Some of the contenders in the race was Farouq Kyanjo Hussein, son to the incumbent who got 7,621 of the total votes cast, Richard Kallibala Richard got 2134 votes, Kabuye Ishihaka Isaac got 7106 votes and Fabian Gakyalo got scored 124 votes.
 
Others include Kefa Ssekayizzi with 395 votes, Gamal Abdul Nasser Ssegaggala with 525, Adbulnoor Kyamundu Sentongo with 415 and Nuliat Ssuka Nabuenya who got 1135 votes. Sulaiman Mukiibi got 209 voters, while Stephen Namatta Bampigga had only 173 votes.
 
A total of 70,405 votes were validly cast and 1922 were thrown out for invalidity accounting for 2.66 percent of the total votes cast, 470 were spoilt ballots. A total of 72327 votes were cast in total amounting to 45.98 percent of the registered voters.
 

 

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Annet Lekuru
Annet Lekuru is the Uganda Radio Network bureau chief for Arua. She is new in this post, assigned August 2016. However, she is no stranger to URN subcribers and readers.

Lekuru started her journalism career in 2011 with training from Radio Paris where she worked until April 2015. She started writing for URN in May 2015 as a freelance reporter.

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