Losing National Resistance Movement (NRM) candidate for Kyadondo East constituency Sitenda Sebalu has contested the electoral victory of Robert Sentamu Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, saying the process was marred by illegalities.
According to Sebalu, Kyagulanyi could have inflated the number of voters on the register in order to attain over 25.000 votes.
Sebalu also castigated some of his party members, saying they conceded defeat despite the irregularities. He added that his campaign team is investigating the claims of rigging orchestrated by by Bobi Wine.
However, Bobi Wine says he is not moved by Sebalu’s allegations, and has embarked on traversing the constituency to ‘thank’ his voters.
“My election as MP has given me the responsibility to represent people of different beliefs and political persuasions,” Bobi Wine said, and called for reconciliation among the voters.
On Thursday Bobi Wine was announced the duly-elected Member of Parliament for Kyadondo East after garnering 25.659 votes, while Mr. Sebalu emerged a distant second with 4.556 votes. Other contestants, Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) candidate Apollo Kantinti got 1.832 votes; Nkunyingi Muwada 575 votes and Sowedi Kayongo Male who got 377 votes.