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Drama As Minister Declared Winner Days After Reportedly Being Trounced

The NRM electoral commission returning officer for the party primaries in Sheema, Mr. Ahimbisibwe Franklin has declared Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu as the duly elected flag bearer for Sheema South Constituency.

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The announcement comes a few days after the minister was reportedly trounced.

The new results unveiled to this website by Mr. Ahimbisibwe show that the minister polled 10,554 while his close opponent polled 10,460 a difference of 90 votes.

Mr. Ahimbisibwe was on Saturday put on spot for altering results of the party primaries held on Friday.

The protesting members include Prof. Elijah Dickens Mushemeza, and Nickson Tugume Banduho. They were among the six people who contested for the NRM party flag in the constituency, together with Moses Mwebesa, Yorokamu Bategana and Benson Kamugisha Tumuhimbise.

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Prof. Mushemza is accusing the registrar of altering results in favour of his opponents. He says that the results that were being tallied don’t match the results he has on his declaration forms and the add up is not right.

Nickson Banduho Tugume is also accusing the registrar of tempering with the results and projecting the wrong figures.

The announcement of the results was halted on Saturday to do a manual count under the strict observation of the Police commanded by the District Police Commander SP Birungi Proscovia. Uganda Peoples Defense Forces soldiers and Police personnel was deployed to contain the situation in the area.

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