FDC’s very own Salaamu Musumba has won the Kamuli LC 5 seat by a landslide victory over her closest rival – NRM’s Thomas Kategere and six other contenders for the job.
The final tally on Friday morning read that 67.6% for Musumba against 29.1% Thomas Kategere’s vote share. She was finally declared overall winner by the Kamuli returning officer, Samuel Kiyingi.
Uganda Electoral Commission boss Eng Badru Kigundu was present at the time of the final tally.
The other six who were independent polled as follows: Ibrahim Mbadhi 1,077 (1.5%) Kaloli Dhizaala 437 (0.6%), Charles Isanga 210 (0.3%), Fred Kamaniro 87 (0.1%), Michael Kifubangabo 346 (0.5%).
The finally tally came as no surprise since she had gained an early lead as poll results came in from the 331 polling stations in Kamuli District.
She takes over from Kawugu Kawooya who previously held the position but had to relinquinsh the position when court nullified his election into office over lack of proper academic qualifications for the job.