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Musinguzi elected Bunyangabu interim chairperson

By Rogers Sunday

Added 3rd July 2017 03:38 PM

Peter Musinguzi beats Moses Ikagobya in an interim election for Bunyangabu district.

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Peter Musinguzi beats Moses Ikagobya in an interim election for Bunyangabu district.

PIC: Musinguzi's jubilant supporters carried him as they celebrated his triumph. (Credit: Sunday Rogers)

LOCAL GOVERNANCE | ELECTIONS


Peter Musinguzi was Monday elected the interim chairperson for the newly-created Bunyangabu district.

Musinguzi defeated his challenger Moses Ikagobya in an interim election which was held at the Kibiito sub-county headquarters.

The election was conducted by the Kabarole district returning officer Valley Kanzira and held in open.

Hundreds of supporters of both candidates turned up to witness the voting exercise.

Musinguzi got nine votes while Ikagobya recieved five votes. Out of the 15 councilors for Bunyangabu, only one was absent.

Bunyangabu district was last financial year carved out of the greater Kabarole district. It became a district effective July 1.

Contestant  Peter Musinguzi cast his ballot

 

 

Candidate Moses Ikagobya also voted

 

 

Kabarole district returning officer Valley Kanzira conducts the vote counting in full public view

 

 

Musinguzi's supporters erupted into celebrations when he was declared winner

 

 

No hard feelings were on display on the part of Ikagobya (right) as he congratulated Musinguzi for winning the contest

 

 

 

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