Thursday, 9 August 2012

Winfred Kiiza Nyabahasa bounces back to parliament

News Updated at E-Society Resource Centre Kasese
FDC’s Winfred Kiiza Nyabahasa has bounced back to parliament after barely two months as she won the Kasese District woman MP by-elections held yesterday. According to the final results declared by the district registrar Vally Kanzira Tumwesigye at 2.20am, Kiiza gathered 97,669 votes, while NRM’s Rehema Muhindo had 59,946 votes and DP’s Rosemary Masika lagged in third position with 1,229 votes.
Kanzira declared that out of the one hundred sixty one thousand, one hundred seventy four votes counted, only two thousand three hundred thirty were invalid and two hundred and nine spoilt.
Kiiza won yesterday’s vote with a margin of thirty seven thousand seven hundred twenty three which was far better than the one thousand four hundred margin she got in 2011 elections.
By percentage, Winfred Kiiza wins with 61.4%, Rehema Muhindo in second position with 37.7% where as Rosemary Masika scored 0.77%.

Kiiza’s chief campaign agent Christopher Kibanzanga told Kasese Guide Radio that the truth has been showed that court was fed on wrong information to order fresh elections. Kibanzanga added that the NRM have a reason to believe in what the opposition has said because this is the seventh by-election the ruling side has lost.

Rehema’s chief agent Erifazi Muhindi declined to comment saying they were still analyzing the final results before they can talk to the press.
Elsewhere, Cyprus Baluku of FDC has been declared the Chairman LC 3 of Lake Katwe sub-county after beating two more rivals with a total number of two thousand and two votes, Juliet Masika of NRM is now the district woman councilor of Isango sub-county after beating FDC’s candidate on one thousand three hundred forty six votes.
Also FDC’s outspoken cadre Geoffrey Madebeya has won the seat to represent Kisinga town board to Kisinga sub-county council.
By press time, there were jubilations on the streets of Kasese town as FDC supporters chant No Change