NRM’s Harriet Busingye and Christine Tubo Nakwang were Wednesday afternoon sworn in as duly elected Woman MP’s for Hoima and Kaabong Districts respectively.
In an afternoon session presided over by Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, the newly elected MP’s took oaths, and were handed copies of the Constitution as well as Rules that guide Parliamentary decorum.
The two MP’s were declared winners on Thursday night (6 Days ago) following bi-elections in which they emerged winners beating opposition FDC candidates. In a close race, Businge garnered 33,301 votes against Nyakato’s 28,789 votes.
Nakwang got 22,532 votes while her challenger Judith Nalibe Adyaka. polled 1,692.
FDC and their candidate in the Hoima by-election Asinansi Nakato have since rejected the results claiming massive violence and vote rigging in favor of NRM candidate Harriet Busingye, though they are yet to declare whether they intend to contest the outcome in Courts of law.
In a statement released on Wednesday, The chairperson of the Electoral Commission Justice Simon Byabakama acknowledged that his commissioners received 51 pre-ticked ballot papers that were intercepted in Hoima by-elections, and his office together with Police are investigating the matter. He however disputed claims that EC issued ballot papers to the NRM before polling day.