Dr Elioda wins in Sheema as NRM picks flag bearers

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Member of Parliament for Sheema North constituency Elioda Tumwesigye

The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) on June 4th successfully concluded its primaries for the flag bearers in the newly created Municipalities.

The exercises supervised by the party’s Electoral Commission (EC) were conducted in seven Municipalities of Sheema, Nebbi, Kotido, Ibanda, Apac, Njeru and Bugiri.

In Sheema, Minister Elioda Tumwesigye won the most competitive race of the day with 9371 votes (36.2%) and was declared the official flag bearer by the EC Chairman Dr. Tanga Odoi.

His closest rival Akankwatsa Raymond polled 4596 (17.7%). The race had eight candidates.

EC Vice chairperson Hon Kigyagi John Alimpa was in both Njeru and Bugiri Municipalities and said the elections were conducted in a free and fair manner.

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Elsewhere in Apac, former Minister Akaki Ayum Jovino polled 3036 (60.9%) votes and was declared winner by EC’s Hon. Jane Alisemera as the MP flag bearer. He defeated Ochono Patrick Okello who collected 1827 votes

The list of winners is as below:

  1. BUGIRI MUNICIPALITY

MP: Oketcho John Francis

Mayor: Kisubi Ayub

  1. KOTIDO MUNICIPALITY

MP: Lokii Peter Abrahams

Mayor: Ismail Lomwar

  1. APAC MUNICIPALITY

MP: Akaki Jovino

Mayor: Okello Jimmy Ebong (unopposed)

  1. NJERU MUNICIPALITY

Mayor: Kyazze Yasin

  1. NEBBI MUNICIPALITY

MP: Hasim Sulaiman

  1. SHEEMA MUNICIPALITY

MP: Tumwesigye Elioda

Mayor: Atucungwire Abeĺ Kahara

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