The chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Justice Simon Byabakama has today released the final results of the recently concluded presidential elections.
While releasing the final results, Justice Byabakama said that the provisional results of the Presidential Elections were announced cumulatively in the order in which they were being received, leading to a declaration by the Commission, based on the total number of 33,461 polling stations, which had been duly received and verified before the expiry of the 48 hours.
“These stations account for 96.47% of the total number of polling stations (34,684) across the country. The declaration met the legal requirements of Section 57(4) of the Presidential Elections Act, which provides that a candidate shall be declared as President if he or she has obtained more than fifty percent (50%) of the valid votes cast at the election,” Justice Byabakama said.
He added, “The candidate who was declared as winner obtained more than 50% of the total votes cast at the election. The Commission considered the fact that the difference in votes obtained by the leading candidate and first runner up would not have a significant effect on the final results even if all the voters from the remaining one thousand two hundred and twenty-three (1,223) polling stations, totalling to six hundred ninety-four thousand two hundred and twenty-nine (694,229) voters were added to the first runner up.”
In the final results, Museveni won the election with 6,042898 votes representing 58.38% of the vote, while his closest challenger Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu garnered 3,631,437 votes representing 35.08%.
Patrick Amuriat Oboi of Forum for Democratic (FDC) got 337,589 votes representing 3.26% of the valid votes cast, Joseph Kabuleta got 45,424 votes representing 0.44%, Nancy Kalembe Linda got 38,772 votes representing 0.37%, John Katumba got 37,554 votes representing 0.36%, Nobert Mao got 57,682 votes representing. 0.56%.
Willy Mayambala garnered 15,041 votes representing 0.15% of the valid votes cast, Mugisha Muntu Gregg got 67,574 votes representing 0.65%, Fred Mwesigye garnered 25,483 votes representing 0.25% while Henry Tumukunde got 51,392 votes representing 0.50%.