Forum for Democratic Change candidate for Rukungiri Woman MP Betty Muzanira has been declared the winner of the hotly-contested race, having polled 50,611 votes against her closest contender, the ruling NRM’s Winnie Matsiko, who posted 46,379 votes.
Rukungiri District EC returning officer, Umaru Kitimbo, in a returning form showing the official results on Friday morning announced that the other two candidates Kukundakwe Fabith and Prisca Mbaguta had polled 183 and 993 votes respectively.
FDC and Besigye badly needed this win just like NRM. This is foot stamp that FDC is a dominant party in Rukungiri after FDC candidate defeated Gen. Jim Muhwezi
FDC has won second by-election in a row after Jinja East won by Paul Mwiru the only two by-elections held after Gikwatako in parliament on 22nd December 2017