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Uganda General Elections January 2021

Monday, January 25, 2021

Media Statement on Uganda General Elections January 2021

18 January 2021

Uganda successfully concluded a well-organized, orderly and peaceful Presidential and General Parliamentary election, on Thursday 14 January 2021. As per constitutional requirement to declare results within 48 hours after closure of polls, the results were duly announced by the Uganda Electoral Commission at 3:00pm EAST on Saturday 16 January 2021.

The country has continued to enjoy tranquility without any major incidents of election violence malpractice or common criminality. We like to reassure Ugandans and the general public that this tranquility will continue to prevail beyond the immediate aftermath of the elections and into the future.

Below are the details of presidential candidates and their respective vote scores, as well as the performance of political parties in the parliamentary elections. The ruling NRM party has been declared successful at both presidential and parliamentary level.

  1. Presidential Results

Item

Name of Candidate (Party)

No. of Votes

% Total Votes

1

Yoweri Museveni (NRM)

5,851,037

58.64

2

Robert Kyagulanyi (NUP)

3,475,298

34.83

3

Patrick Amuriat Oboi (FDC)

323,536

3.24

4

Mugisha Muntu  (ANT)

65,334

0.65

5

Norbert Mao (DP)

55,665

0.56

6

henry tumukunde (IND)

55,141

0.50

7

joseph kabuleta (IND)

44,300

0.44

8

Nancy kalembe (IND)

37,469

0.38

9

John katumba (IND)

35,983

0.36

10

fred mwesigye (IND)

24,673

0.25

11

willy Mayambala (IND)

14,657

0.15

12

total Valid votes

9,983,093

100

13

Invalid/spoiled votes

381,386

 

14

NOT CONCLUDED/YET TO BE DECLARED

694,229

 

National Resistance Movement (NRM); National Unity Platform (NUP); Forum for Democratic Change (FDC); Alliance for National Transformation (ANT); Democratic Party (DP); Independent (IND)

 

  1. GENERAL PARLIAMENTARY – BY PARTY

Directly Elected and Woman MP

Item

Party

No. of Seats

%

1

National Resistance Movement (NRM)

316

63.5

2

National Unity Platform (NUP)

61

12.2

3

Forum for Democratic Change (FDC)

28

5.6

4

Democratic Party (DP)

08

1.6

5

Uganda People’s Congress (UPC)

10

2.0

6

Justice Forum (Jeema)

01

0.2

7

People’s Progressive Party (PPP)

01

0.2

8

Independents

73

14.7

9

TOTAL SEATS

498

100

Note: Results based on 498 constituencies

There are still outstanding MP elections not concluded and for special interest groups.

  1. POLLING STATIONS

Item

Status

Number

%

1

DECLARED

34,684

96

2

NOT CONCLUDED/YET TO BE DECLARED*

1,223

4

3

TOTAL

35,907

100

*694,229 votes

Results were declared on 96% of the vote being in. The yet to be declared votes do not significantly change the final outcome.

  1. Upcoming Elections

 

a)      Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) Representatives to Parliament (5) - 17 –18 Jan 2021

b)      Workers Representatives to Parliament (5) - 17 –18 Jan 2021

c)       District Local Government Councils - 20 Jan 2021

d)      Female Youths Representative to Parliament (1) - 21st –22nd Jan 2021

e)      Older Persons Representatives (5) – 17-18 Jan 2021 

f)       Municipality/City Division Chairpersons and Councillors - 25 Jan 2021

g)      Councillors for Older Persons to the District Local Government Councils - 27 Jan 2021

h)      Councillors for Persons With Disabilities District Local Government Councils - 27 Jan 2021

i)        Councillors for Youths to District Local Government Councils - 27 Jan 2021

j)        Workers Representatives to District Local Government Councils - 27 Jan 2021

k)      UPDF Representatives to Parliament (10) - 29 Jan 2021

l)        Regional Youths Representatives to Parliament (4) - 31 Jan– 1 February 2021

m)    Sub County/Town/Municipal Division Chairpersons and Councillors – 3 Feb 2021

 

This election was conducted under challenging COVID 19 pandemic. Nonetheless Ugandans came out in good number to vote, representing 57.22% of the registered 18 million voters.  As earlier noted, the election season in Uganda is still ongoing and shall conclude on 3 February 2021.

We thank all Ugandans for their participation in the just concluded elections and look forward to an orderly end of all outstanding elections.  

 

OFWONO OPONDO

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR