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