In the three different sub counties; Kalagala sub county: Nalwanga had 1749, Nabukenya 3469, Bombo Town Council: Nalwanga 1652, Nabukenya 1560 while in Wobulenzi Town Council: Nalwanga got 1143 and Nabukenya 3914.
Voting in Luwero kicked off early today morning and closed at 5pm.
In the afternoon, the arch-rivals meet at Kakookolo polling station, shook hands and cast their votes.
Shortly after, Nabukenya told a gathering that she had smelt a rat as the number of those registered didn’t tally with the those who had voted.
According to her, the vote rigging was in progress, an allegation her critics dismissed as a sign of cowardice.
Not long after, preliminary results from the sampled polling stations saw Nabukenya lead the pace as Nalwanga trailed at a respectable distance.
At Islamic P/S polling station L-M Nabukenya got 101 and Nalwanga trailed with 14, Islamic P/S polling station A-K Nabukenya polled 191 while Nalwanga polled 41 votes, Islamic P/S polling station Nabukenya polled 207, Nalwanga secured 48, Muliro Zone station NAN -Z Nabukenya poled 215 while Nalwanga managed 47 while at Luweero SDA, Muliro zone station NAC-Z Nabukenya 60, Nalwanga 20.
At Luweero SDA Muliro zone station A-NAB, Nabukenya 136 Nalwanga 40, MakCollege polling station K-Z, Nabukenya polled 130 while Nalwanga polled 19, MakCollege polling station A-K Nabukenya polled 144 while Nalwanga polled 34.
As polling continued in the remaining stations, Nabukenya’s supporters took to the dusty streets of Kikyuusa town in massive jubilations counting their chicks before hatching.
In response, police served them with bouts and bouts of teargas, dispersing them to several directions and restoring calm in the area.
This came hours after the arrest and detention of FDC Women League leader, Ingrid Turinawe, and seven other opposition members.
Save for President Museveni’s massive and determined campaigning for Nalwanga, DP proved stronger in Luwero maintain the MP seat.
The struggle for Luwero Woman Seat
Nabukenya started her political journey at Kyambogo University where she was elected from Guild President 2005/2006 while she pursued a Bachelor’s degree of Science (BSc), Human Nutrition and Dietetics.
Currently, she is pursuing a , 2012 – 2017) at Makerere University.
She contested for Luweero Woman MP in 2011 and defeated the same Nalwanga with 14,945 votes against the 14,915 votes.
Ziada Gwokyala came third with 3,775 votes, Elsie Namagembe 2,193 votes, Hannah Kirabo 3,687 votes and Elizabeth Lugudde got a mere 191 votes.
The dissatisfied Elizabeth Lugudde filed a petition in court complaining of bribery and the seat fell vacant at the ruling of High Court judge Vincent Zehurikirize.
Even after fresh elections, court battles and a recount, Nabukenya still won with a margin of over 30 votes.
The Constitutional Court was to later declare her seat vacant in March 2014 maintaining the decision by High Court judge, Zehurikize.
Once more, Nabukenya has reclaimed victory and maintained her seat in this year’s by-election.