Having Many Facebook Comments Doesn’t Translate into Votes – NRM Slams Opposition to Style UP

The National Resistance Movement supporters have slammed opposition leaders to stop misleading the public with false accusations.

This comment follows declaration of Harriet Businge Mugenyi Akiiki as the winner in the By-election for the Hoima District Woman Member of Parliament.

Besigye and his People power colleagues need to know that votes are not casted online but in the polling station. Those people think that having many Facebook followers and comments means winning an election something which is not true.” One Ndyanabo Moses said.

Businge of the ruling National Resistance Movement polled 33,301 votes making up 52.2% of the votes cast whereas her Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] counterpart Asinansi Nyakato got 28,789 (45.1%).

The difference was 4,512 votes (7.07%). Some 1690 votes were rejected.

According to the opposition, the Provisional results had put Nyakato in the lead but it was discovered that she had won in the urban areas while rural areas voted for NRM.

Ronald Muhinda, an aide to opposition figure Kizza Besigye said in the rural areas, rigging, alteration of results and forging of Declaration of Results Forms took place.

Matsiko Douglas, the Hoima district Returning Officer, declared Businge winner at 3:30am.

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