KAMPALA, UGANDA: The Electoral Commission has today announced the incumbent Kampala Capital City Lord Mayor Ssalongo Erias Lukwago extending his tenure for another five years in office at City Hall.
According to the final tally results from the District Returning officer, Lukwago of the Forum for Democratic Change, garnered 194,592 (65%) beating 10 rivals including NUP’s Nabilah Nagayi who got 60,082 followed by NRM’s Daniel Kazibwe 23,388 and Joseph Mayanja (Ind) 12,212 while Charles James Ssenkubuge ‘Siasa’ of Democratic Party trailed in 5rh with only 2,355 votes.
“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,” Lukwago said in a Facebook post last night.
Lukwago came in power in 2011 after The late Ssebagala. By then Lukwago was in Democratic party. Kampala loved him more and voted him back in 2016. In the middle of his 2nd term he changed his party and joined the then booming Forum for Democratic Change.
It was thought that this election would be really hard for him but gauging by the results, he won it so easily, like taking candy from a baby.
On the other hand, Pallaso has consoled his brother Joseph Mayanja alias Chameleon, “Congratulations my brother. We have walked almost every step of this journey together. Thanks to everyone that believed in Joseph Mayanja,” Pallaso wrote.
Jose Chameleon was standing as an independent after NUP denied him their party card to represent them
The elections were very poorly attended by the voters. Almost 40% of the voters didn’t participate in this exercise unlike the presidential elections. However the EC has not yet come out to give a clear reason as to why things could have gone the way they did.