The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Candidate, Betty Bamukwatsa Muzanira has won the hotly contested Rukungiri Woman MP by-election. Muzanira was declared winner by the Electoral Commission.
Our Candidate polled 50,611 votes against ruling party, National Resistance Movement’s (NRM), Winfred Matsiko who polled 46,329 votes.
The seat fell vacant last month after Court of Appeal nullified Masiko’s election and ordered for a by-election following a petition by Muzanira. Muzanira lost to Masiko in the February 2016 elections but petitioned court citing voter bribery.
This is the second Forum for Democratic Change victory in a row since the MPs’ amendment of the Constitution to lift the age limits. Earlier in March, FDC’s Paul Mwiru also won the Jinja East by-election.
Next, we shall embark on campaigns for the newly created administrative units, where a total of 7 (seven) parliamentary positions have been declared vacant, its our desire that we win all these coming elections.