The National Resistance Movement party flag bearer in the Butebo initial district LCV chairman elections, Samuel Keddi has cast his vote and said he is sure, victory belongs to him.
Mr Keddi, accompanied by some NRM official cast his vote at xactly 10:20am after moving about 1km from his home in Tingori village, Kitoikawononi Parish in Kanginima Sub County to Tingori Church of Uganda polling station where he is a voter.
Before casting his vote, Keddi patiently waited from the queue for about 15 minutes in respect of the fellow voters he found on a snake line where he was the 147th.
Keddi earlier said, with the support of the party, he was sure of a win.
“I thank my national party chairman, HE president Museveni for coming to campaign for me. His message was so catchy and timely.
I also thank the party secretary general, Rt Hon Justine Lumumba and other secretariat staff who camped here. I can say we are only waiting for declaration on Thursday,” Keddi said yesterday.
Last weekend Lumumba was in Butebo where she tipped the NRM cadres and members on the danger of supporting opponents of their official flag bearers.
In response, the listening crowd assure her of giving Keddi sold support.
On Monday president Museveni was in Butebo and taught the voters the advantages of voting the NRM flag bearer. Museveni urged voters to turn up in big numbers and vote for themselves a good leader.
On this sunny Thursday, long queues are at all the polling stations in the newly created district.
NRM spokesman, Rogers Mulindwa has in a social media message said that the electoral exercise is moving on smoothly with no scenes of violence so far reported across the district.
According to electoral commission guidelines, voting ends at 4:00pm after which tallying will be done and a winner declared.
Curved from the traditional Pallisa district, Butebo has a total of 49869 voters in 83 polling stations. The opposition failed to field candidate leaving it only two the winner of the NRM primaries, Keddi and his first runner-up.