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Uganda elections: Bobi Wine’s NUP party sweeps all but one seat in Kampala

Ugandan Opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi‘s party, the National Unity Platform (NUP), has won all Member of Parliament seats in the capital of Kampala except one.

The one seat that the party did not win; Kampala Central Division parliamentary seat went to an independent candidate, Mohamed Nsereko.

Kyagulanyi who is popularly known as Bobi Wine garnered 324,463 votes against President Yoweri Museveni who received 105,385 votes according to NTV Uganda.

In Nakawa Division East constituency, the residents chose NUP’s Ronald Balimwezo who won with 31,263 votes to beat Michael Kabaziguruka of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), Ruhindi Frederick of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM), Charles Ronny Keeno of the Democratic Party and other independent aspirants.

In Western Nakawa, NUP’s Joel Ssenyonyi who is the party’s spokesperson won with 31,653 votes to beat Museveni’s candidate Margret Zziwa Nantongo and independent candidate Kenneth Paul Kakande.

Other NUP aspirants who won their seats were Loysious Mukasa (Rubaga Division South), Derrick Nyeko (Makindye Division East), Allan Ssewanyana (Makindye Division West), and Mohammed Ssegirinya (Kawempe Division North) while Shamim Malende would represent the city’s women.

According to provisional results by the country’s Electoral Commission, Bobi Wine who is a musician turned politician is currently trailing Yoweri Museveni in the national presidential election tally.

The country’s commission disclosed that Museveni had 5,562,141 votes (58.89%) compared to Wine who had 34.5% of the total 9.4 million valid votes.

On Friday, Bobi Wine claimed that there was fraud in the counting of the votes and asked his followers to reject them as they did not capture what was on the ground.

“I am very confident that we defeated the dictator by far. I call upon all Ugandans to reject the blackmail,” the 38-year-old said.

He went on to state that together with his followers, they have already won the election by far as the people of Uganda voted massively for change of leadership from a dictatorship to a democratic government.

Bobi Wine added that it was a joke for Museveni to try and paint a picture that he is in the lead.

He called upon the country’s electoral commission to do things by the Constitution and not be intimidated to going against the law.

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