As the 2021 general elections emotions continue to grow, former security minister and also presidential aspirant 2021 Gen Henry Tumukunde has revealed the number of votes that the NRM and FDC party garnered in the 2011 and 2016 General Elections. Tumukunde made this revelation on Wednesday, July 8 Morning while appearing on a local television talk show.
“Are you aware that in the 2016 elections, President Museveni only gained 200,000 votes as compared to 2016 elections? And Dr Besigye gained 2,000,000 as compared to the 2011 elections. Change is possible in Uganda,” Tumukunde said.
Tumukunde’s revelation comes at a time when political aspirants are preparing for a scientific model of the campaign following the Electoral Commission’s announcement that there would be no open rallies in order to mitigate the spread of coronavirus.
According to figures collected from the Electoral Commission, President Museveni garnered 5,617,503 votes representing 60.75% of the 9.2 million votes cast.
FDC’s Dr. Kizza Besigye, a four-time presidential candidate and retired army colonel, received 3,270,290 votes representing a 35.3%.
Former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi, came third with 132,574 votes (1.4%) and Dr. Abed Bwanika followed with 0.93% of votes cast.
Other contestants included former Makerere University vice-chancellor, Prof. Venansius Baryamureba (0.55%), Maureen Kyalya (0.44%), Maj. Gen. Benon Biraro (0.27%) and Joseph Mabirizi (0.26%).
With 15,277,198 registered voters, the 9.2 million voters who turned up for presidential elections represented 63% voter turnout.