Incumbent Kampala Lord Mayor Eria Lukwago has been re-elected in the Kampala Mayoral elections, beat National Unity Platform (NUP)’s ca" />

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Erias Lukwago beats Nabilah and Mayanja to Kampala’s mayoral seat

Incumbent Kampala Lord Mayor Eria Lukwago has been re-elected in the Kampala Mayoral elections, beat National Unity Platform (NUP)’s candidate Nabilah Nagayi Ssempala and Independent (NUP leaning) Joseph Mayanja alias Jose Chameleone yesterday.

Lukwago who was the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC)’s flag bearer retains the office for the third term running after claiming 194,592 (65%) of the total vote (295,592.) after tallying and was declared winner of the highly anticipated election by the Electoral Commission returning officer for Kampala City, Barbra Mulimira.

Nabilah Naggayi Sempala came second, garnering 60,082 votes while the NRM’s Daniel Kazibwe also known as Ragga Dee came third with 23,388 votes. Independent Joseph Mayanja alias Jose Chameleone came fourth, polling 12,212 votes.

Shortly after being re-elected, Lukwago who was in buoyant mood said, this was a historic moment.

“What a historic moment!. Praise be to the Almighty. THANK YOU KAMPALA!. The Statement is unequivocally loud and clear: OMULOODI WAALI. Our love is etched in stone. Asante sana. Mungu awabarik,” he said last night.

Lukwago who swept brushed off opposition at almost all the polling stations there were, however, NUP’s Nabilah Nagayi claimed voter fraud from Lukwago’s camp and accused a number of politicians for failing her aspirations and ambitions.

“There is malpractice already, I have just heard at Christ the King civic centre the army has cordoned off the area, we are not saying that it is free and fair, we will assess the day’s election and it unfolds and ends,” she said.

She also accused some leaders of frustrating her ambitions and those of her party.

“There is a specific target towards National Unity Platform to fail my ambitions. I look at the confidence Lukwago’s camp has around the police. They were released on bond at 2:00am,” she said.

Lukwago’s declaration means that he will now return to City Hall for a third term in office having been voted in for his first run in 2011 and second in 2016.

The Mayoral, alongside other Local Council elections were affected by a low voter turn up despite a big witnessing the opposite during last week’s presidential and parliamentary elections.

In almost all districts around the country, a low voter turnout was registered as polling officials spent most of the time seated without any business.

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