The Latest in the Kyadondo East Parliamentary by-election.

By Damali Mukhaye

Local Artist Bobi Wine, a political outsider whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu is headed for a landslide victory in the Kyadondo East Parliamentary by-election.

Partial results indicate he is in the leading, beating his opponents by extremely wide margins.

Here are some polling stations where he is leading

At Saza county Kazinga M polling station

Bobi Wine- 264 votes

NRM’s Sitenda Sebalu has 46 votes

FDC’s Apollo Kantinti has 11

At Magere polling station

Bobi wine- 268 votes

Sitenda Ssebalu- 20

Apollo Kantinti 53

At Saza

Bobi Wine has 285

Kantinti 13

Sitenda 37

These are just some of the few polling stations where tallying has been concluded.  But generally, all indications are that Bobi Wine is set for a landslide victory.

The Wakiso District Returning Officer will formally announce the winner once the final tally is done and this should be anytime this evening.

Meanwhile,

Opposition leaders are already sending congratulatory messages to Independent Candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu.

Partial results coming in for the Kyadondo East parliamentary election give Kyagulanyi indicate that Kyagulanyi is leading the pack by an extremely wide margin.

In a tweet, Former FDC Presidential Candidate Dr Kizza Besigye congratulated Kyagulanyi, a musician who goes by the stage name Bobi Wine, for a Landslide victory, describing it as People power.

The Forum for Democratic Change Party has also congratulated Bobi Wine on his early lead, saying a landslide is predicted.

FDC Secretary General Nandala Mafabi has also congratulated Bobi Wine, who is favourite to win the election.

Relatedly,

Vote counting continues in a few polling stations.

Many polling stations closed at exactly 4:00 pm, following an exercise that was characterized by chaotic scenes in some instances.

72,818 voters were eligible to cast the ballot in today’s polls across 93 polling stations spread out in the constituency.

Moments ago Bobi Wine led a procession of his jubilant supporters as they wait for a formal announcement of the results.

As we wait for this official announcement, let’s take you back to events that unfolded today as thousands of voters of Kyadondo East constituency went to cast their ballot.

By 7am, the Electoral Commission had dispatched polling materials to several polling stations and within the hour voting opened.

Speaking to Kfm, earlier today, the electoral commission spokesperson Jotham Taremwa urged voters to show up on time and cast their votes.

Independent candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, who is in the lead, was the first candidate to vote. He was followed by NRM’s William Sitenda Ssebalu. They both expressed optimism with the outcome of the electoral process.