Lydia Wanyoto Mutende has won the race for the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) flag bearer for Mbale City.
She beat incumbent Mbale Woman MP Connie Galiwango Nakayenze in the last concluded primaries.
Wanyoto was Thursday handed the NRM flag after garnering 36,281 votes against Galiwango who got 19,113 votes.
Wanyoto got 8, 220 votes against Galiwango who got 241 votes from the residual election, John Woniala, the returning officer, told Daily Monitor.
Galiwango boycotted today’s exercise questioning the procedure used to determine the cells for residual election and accusing the Mbale City NRM electoral commission of bias.
She had also vowed to contest as independent.