Uhuru floors Nyakana in Kampala race


Godfrey Nyakana (left) and Salim Uhuru (right)/ New Vision photo

Salim Uhuru, the National Resistance Movement [NRM] chairperson for Kampala Central division, has defeated his rival also mayor, Godfrey Nyakana.

The Friday election saw Uhuru poll 99 votes ahead of Nyakana’s miserable 26 votes.

Hajji Kibedi Nsegumire, the third candidate had earlier pulled out saying he was being pressurized.

According to New Vision, the exercise was nearly marred by instances of hooliganism.

The candidates themselves were first locked in disagreements after Nyakana accused Uhuru of bribing voters although he failed to produce evidence.

This standoff forced party officials to shift from division party offices NRM headquarters which was supposed to be a neutral ground.

However, a group of youth raided the NRM electoral commission offices on Plot 13 Kyadondo Road and laid camp.

Police was called in to battle the youths and keep them at bay.

At the end of the chaotic exercise, Milton Omuruga, an EC official who oversaw the election, announced Uhuru the winner.

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