Minister Elioda beats FDC to win Sheema MP race

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NRM Flag bearer Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye

The ruling National Resistance Movement [NRM] flag bearer Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye has emerged winner of Sheema municipality elections.

Tumwesigye, the minister of technology, science and innovations, polled a total of 13,590 votes while Virginia Plan Mugyenyi of Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] followed with 11, 312 votes.

Tumwesigye who is also the current MP for neighbouring Sheema North, now becomes the overall MP of the municipality.

Electoral Commissioner Stephen Tashobya declared Elioda the winner of the Friday election.

NRM also won in Njeru Municipality, Nebbi District, Ibanda District and Kotido District but lost Apac District to Uganda People’s Congress won and Bugiri District to Jeema party.

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