State Minister for Economic Monitoring in the Office of the President Hon Molly Kamukama has said she is in “a comfortable lead” in the race for the NRM flag for the Kazo district Woman member of parliament.
Kazo was one the districts that saw severe violence in the election exercise yesterday.
According to the NRM deputy spokesperson Ofwono Opondo, a group of unknown people last night ransacked the tally centre and left with the results after destroying some.
However, Minister Kamukama announced on social media this morning that despite the attack, she was still in the lead.
“Despite an attack on the tally centre by one of my opponents and hired goons, I wish to inform all my supporters that I am firmly in the lead to win the (NRM) flag bearer position for Kazo Women MP. I urge you keep calm and await official communication,” she said
“The declaration Forms in my possession put us in a comfortable lead and we are only awaiting official communication from the NRM electoral commission. Thank you all for the kind support.”
Meanwhile in the same district, new entrant Dan Kimosho was reported to be in an early lead before the tally centre was ransacked.
Mr Kimosho, who previously served as the spokesperson of Mulago Hospital is trying to unseat the incumbent Kazo County MP Hon Gordon Bafaki.
According to preliminary results seen by ChimpReports, Kimosho had 29,419 votes against the incumbent Bafaki’s 14,407.
Ofwono Opondo, describing the incident as unfortunate, said a meeting had been scheduled this afternoon to sort out the mess that took place in the district.