Blows as Kibedi floors Uhuru again in NRM polls


Godfrey Nyakana (left) and Salim Uhuru (right)

For the second time today, NRM Kampala central primaries saw an exchange of blows and punches by candidates in broad day light.

Kampala Central Division mayoral candidate, Salim Uhuru, punched his rival, Mohammed Kibedi, at the party headquarters in Kyadondo.

The two candidates yesterday once more exchanged blows only to be restrained by police.

This came after supporters of Uhuru stormed the party’s electoral commission head offices protesting malpractice and accusing Kibedi of rigging the election.

The NRM EC boss, Tanga Odoi, was forced to do a recount as per demands of Uhuru’s supporters.

In provisional results announced Wednesday evening by Tanga, Kibedi first led Uhuru by over 1000 votes.

By the close of the process, Kibedi had 3,213 votes with his rival trailing by 2,190 votes.

Tanga announced the provisional results to calm tensions between Uhuru and Kibedi camps that made Kyadondo headquarters their “second home” where they continued to lay camp.

In the earlier election which he lost, Uhuru accused Kibedi of printing extra ballot papers resulting into the shifting of polls from Mengo and Kisenyi III to Kyadondo.

It took the intervention of Francis Babu to resolve the impasse between the two candidates.

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