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.
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:
- BUGIRI MUNICIPALITY
MP: Oketcho John Francis
Mayor: Kisubi Ayub
- KOTIDO MUNICIPALITY
MP: Lokii Peter Abrahams
Mayor: Ismail Lomwar
- APAC MUNICIPALITY
MP: Akaki Jovino
Mayor: Okello Jimmy Ebong (unopposed)
- NJERU MUNICIPALITY
Mayor: Kyazze Yasin
- NEBBI MUNICIPALITY
MP: Hasim Sulaiman
- SHEEMA MUNICIPALITY
MP: Tumwesigye Elioda
Mayor: Atucungwire Abeĺ Kahara