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Museveni Is Leading

By Vision Reporter

Added 12th March 2001 03:00 AM

EARLY results last night showed Yoweri Museveni had taken an early lead in the votes cast in yesterday's Presidential Election.

EARLY results last night showed Yoweri Museveni had taken an early lead in the votes cast in yesterday's Presidential Election.

By Vision Reporters EARLY results last night showed Yoweri Museveni had taken an early lead in the votes cast in yesterday's Presidential Election. Dr Kizza Besigye was following closely at most of the polling centres that were announced early. Besigye was leading in Rukungiri Town Council where he polled 2,412 votes against 2,173 for Museveni. The other candidates, who did not have agents in the town council, got less than five votes each. At stadium polling centres 1 and 2, where Besigye cast his vote, he beat Museveni by 429 votes. In Buhunga sub-county Rukungiri, Museveni polled 6,023 while Besigye got 1,555. In Buyanja, Museveni got 6,900 and Besigye 4,241. In Kambuga, Museveni trounced Besigye with 18,845 against 369. In Nyakagyeme, Museveni polled 7,591 and Besigye 2,813. In Kebisoni, Museveni polled 6,962 against 2,090 and in Kirima, Museveni was still in the lead with 10,620 against 119. There was a shortage of ballot papers in Kihiihi sub-county but these were immediately supplied. In Bushenyi, Museveni was leading at three polling stations. At Township polling centre, Museveni had 259 and Besigye 124. At Boma, Museveni got 219 against 113 for Besigye, while at Katungu centre Museveni got 313 and Besigye 117. The other candidates got no vote except at Township where Bwengye had one vote. In Jinja, Museveni was in a comfortable lead in rural areas, especially in Butagaya sub-county where he beat Besigye by 720 votes. Museveni shone in Lubaga village where he polled 2,454 votes against Besigye's 964. In the Municipality, the two were neck-and-neck. At 12 centres in Jinja, Museveni polled 6,094 and Besigye 4,265. However, Besigye beat Museveni in Malaria Unit (303 versus 275), Laco village (236 vs 143), Radio road ( 119 vs 72), Lubas road (369 vs 320) and Obojja Road (521 vs 446). In Mubende Town Council, Museveni was leading at Kaweeri, Labour and St Mary's polling centres by a difference of 400 votes at each station. Museveni was also leading in Soroti Municipality at six centres, but with a narrow margin. He beat Besigye at Pamba II centre with 123 to 114 votes, at Central Cell G with 134 to 126 and Akisim NRA barracks E-2 with 36 to 3, and at Akisim Barracks with 39 to 3. However, Besigye beat Museveni at Central C & D with 196 against 173 for Museveni. At Akisim Housing Estate, Besigye had 72 against 36 for Museveni 36, and at Central Ward he polled 157 while Museveni got 153 and at Central A & B Besigye got 171 against 164 for Museveni. The rest got less than 10 and in most cases nil at the six centres. In Mbarara Municipality, Museveni's supporters started celebrating on streets at 6.00pm after results showed the incumbent leading at all polling centres. In the box where Byanyima cast her vote, Museveni got 399 and Besigye 125. In Mukono Town Council, Museveni had 3,100 and Besigye 2,831. Besigye beat Museveni at Maternity, Upper Kawuga, Kitete and Total polling centres. In Iganga Town Council, partial results from 17 polling stations showed Museveni leading with 3,239 votes against 2,340 for Besigye. Kibirige Mayanja got 16, Aggrey Awori eight, Francis Bwengye four and Chapaa Karuhanga had two. Museveni's supporters stormed Iganga streets in celebration after the tally. In Bulamogi sub-county with over 100 polling centres, Museveni polled 1,558, Besigye 404 and the rest nil. In Nangabo, Wakiso, district, Museveni beat Besigye by 111 votes at Kabubbu, Katadde, Nangabo, Masooli, Bulamu and Kiteezi polling centres. Museveni had 5,403 and Besigye 5,292 at the six polling centres. Museveni was also leading in Mpigi. In Bombo Municipality, Aggrey Awori was reported to have beaten other candidates at Nakatonya Polling Station, close to the mosque where his campaign visit caused controversy on Idd El Fitri. In Mpigi, at five polling stations in Kamengo sub-county, Museveni had polled 1,895 while Besigye had 450. Other candidates all got no scores here. In Buwama, Museveni scored 745, Besigye 491, and other candidates each had less than five votes in three polling stations. Another three polling centres in Budde gave Museveni 694, Besigye 350, and Chapaa Karuhanga 1. Four polling stations in Mutuba Ggumu gave Museveni 1,358, Besigye 244, while Awori got 11 and other candidates less than five each. Mpami sub-county in Mpigi, gave 760 to Museveni, 539 to Besigye, and shared out 26 votes among the other four candidates. Museveni was also leading in Luwero district. In Kumi Town Council, Museveni had 1,521 against Besigye's 1,089, and Awori's 54. Mayanja Kibirige got 22, Bwengye three, and Chapaa Karuhanga three. In Kumi sub-county, Museveni polled 3,678, Besigye 1,812 Awori 100, Bwengye 46, Chapaa 23, and Mayanja 79. In Industrial division, Museveni scored 4,908, Besigye 3,981, Awori 83, Bwengye 10, Chapaa six and Kibirige 85. Ends

Museveni Is Leading

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