Confusion is brewing after Electoral Commission officials in Makindye failed to declare the true winner in the councilor race in the Makindye division.
Voting took place on 12 Jan 2021 but no candidate was declared the winner because of the outright rigging that was experienced in favor of an independent candidate-Saida Nanyanzi.
The NRM candidate Elizabeth Andera petitioned for a recount which was granted and subsequently conducted last week and she was declared the winner.
However, because of conflict of interest, the powerful Hajati Aisha Lubega has ordered the Makindye division returning officer to declare the independent candidate as the winner.
The Kampala Post has learnt that Hajjat Lubega Aisha who is the Deputy Chairperson of the Electoral Commission is the one behind the independent candidate and is not ready to accept any other results if her preferred candidate (Saida Nanyanzi) does not win.
The EC spokesperson did not pick or return our calls for comment.