Sharif Ssaku, the National Unity Platform (NUP) candidate has won the Kifamba Male Youth Councilor’s seat in Rakai district in absentia.
Ssaku has replaced his comrade Augustine Jaggwe who died in a motor vehicle accident a few months after election.
Other candidates who contested for the post include Alex Kiweewa of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) and Yosam Ssuuna, an independent.
Ssaku won the race with 65 votes, Kiweewa came second with 47 while trailing the pack with 05 votes.
According to Ssaku, the elections collided with his examinations, which couldn’t enable him to stay around for the voting.
He, however, said that he counted on his trusted agents and party leaders to help him in his absentia.
His brother Muhammad Yahaya, said Ssaku’s early mobilization and the love for the new party were his strength
Ssaku’s campaign manager, Hakim Ssemuyaba, attributes his victory to his relationship with the voters and education.
Kiweewa attributes his loss to the poor preparations and lack of money to support his campaigns.
He said that funds came in at the last hour when it was too late for him to move around the 19 villages.
Other posts that were up for grabs included the one for the Elderly Female Representative for Lwentulege Town council, PWD Female Councilor for Lwamaggwa Town council, Elderly Female Representative for Mweruka Town council.
Milly Nakajwala (NRM) won the PWD Female Councilor post after scoring eight votes against one vote polled by her opponent Jovian Kabarokore, an independent.
Jawuria Nakuya (NRM) scored four votes to become Elderly Female Representative for Lwentulege Town council while her opponent Teddy Nalugemwa (independent) scored one vote. Nowelina Namugga (NRM) got four votes to become the Elderly Female Representative for Mweruka Town council while Erivania Namazzi (independent) got one vote.
Sylvia Kyohairwe Tegyeza, the Rakai District Returning Officer, declared the results and the winners after the tallying exercise.
She said that the elections were peaceful and commended the voters, candidates, the electoral officials and the security team for the endeavors.