NRM’s Salim Uhuru wins Kampala Central Mayoral race

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huru Salim Nsubuga was declared winner for the Kampala Central Division Mayorship; Courtesy Photo

Salim Uhuru Nsubuga, the National Resistance Movement-NRM party candidate has won the Kampala Central division Mayoral seat.

The Kampala Central Returning Officer, Doreen Musiime declared Salim Uhuru the winner of the hotly contested 25th January election, this morning.

According to the poll results, Uhuru garnered 13,114 votes beating his closest rival and National Unity Platform candidate Hamudan Kigozi Semugoma with close to 3000 votes. Semugoma polled 10,654 votes.

The incumbent Kampala Central Mayor and Democratic Party candidate, Charles Musoke Sserunjogi came third with 5,318 followed by independent candidate, Patrick Mugisa with 2,095 and Lameck Sewanyana, another Independent candidate garnered 820 votes.

The Forum for Democratic Change-FDC candidate Isah Ssemaganda got 531 votes followed independent candidate, George Wakula with312 votes, followed by Independent Isaya Kavuma with 166 while independent candidate, Emmanuel Tebajjukira trailed with 79 votes.

Uhuru emerged the sole NRM party candidate to take the leadership of Kampala’s five divisions following a majority victory by the National Unity Platform. NUP conquered all other divisions; Lubaga, Kawempe, Makindye and Kawempe.

Speaking to journalists shortly after being declared the winner, Uhuru said that he is glad that he has delivered the only victory to the NRM in the Kampala Central mayoral race.

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