What you need to know:
- The opposition candidates in the race decried intimidation and harassment by security agencies adding that they were gathering evidence to petition court again.
- Police commissioner for operations CP Denis Namuwoza said although they had few cases of voter bribery, the voting exercise was largely peaceful.
Ruling NRM party candidate Eddie Kwizera Wa-Gahungu Thursday bounced back to parliament after he defeated his main challenger Mr Asgario Turyagyenda in the Bukimbiri county by-elections.
According to the Electoral Commission (EC), Mr Kwizera polled 12,214 votes to defeat his closest challenger Mr Asgario Turyagyenda (IND) who got 10,105 votes. Others in the race were Mr Edward Mutabazi (ind) who obtained 308 votes while Mr James Owebeyi (FDC) garnered 280 votes.
“I am grateful to all the people that supported and I am ready to continue lobbying development programs for the good of all in Bukimbiri County,” Mr Kwizera said after he was declared winner by Kisoro District EC returning officer Daniel Nayebare.