LAMWAKA WINS WITH A LANDSLIDE AS KITUTU ,BAHATI , KATESHUMBWA, MUHWEZI, NEBANDA,KAHINDA,AYUME, KAMUNTU BEAT RIVALS

INCUMBENT  Catherine  Lamwaka  will be the NRM  Party Flag bearer as the woman MP for Omoro district after  she beat her rivals , Amb. Akech Okulu and Grace Atim with a landslide. Lamwaka ‘s huge win where she beat her rivals with well over ten thousand votes means that she is  now at the halfway mark to retain her seat in the 11th parliament  .

As  supporters of Hon. Lamwaka were celebrating in Omoro, at least 10 Ministers were nursing  wounds after they  were thumped by their arch rivals . The hotly contested NRM primaries recorded huge political upsets in Sheema and Koboko municipalities with incumbents Dr. Elioda Tumwesigue and vocal State Minister for Investments Evelyn Anite trailing political novices, Dickson Kateshumbwa and Dr. Charles Ayume , respectively.

But  historicals -Generals Jim Muhwezi and Kahinda Otafiire won with commanding -solid leads in their respective races . In the  east “Maama Mbale” Connie Galiwango  beat her  rival “big sister”Lydia Wanyoto while in Mbarara municipality incumbent Michael Tusiime, lost to his opponent businessman Robert Mwesigwa Rukaari . Others losing include Fred Tumwesigye, Abraham Byandala, Simeo Nsubuga , Peter kibazanga and Molly Kamukama .

Ministers ,David Bahati, Mary Gorrette Kitutu won in  Ndorwa West and  Manafwa while fellow ministers , Mary Karoro, Adolf Mwesigye, Peter Egwang,  Mwesigwa Rukutana  , Beatrice Anywaa aka Maama Mabira /political slay queen -were fighting for their political lives while trailing in their respective races .

In Mityana , incumbent and Minister of ICT and NG was reported to be headed for a big win together with Florence Nebanda for the woman MP in Butaleja and Namuganza for Bukono county .

In Ruhama south , Benjamin Kamukama won  while Bata Kamateneti took the ntungamo woman MP flag. In Isingiro North, Lt. Col bright Rwamirama  sailed through together with Nathan Byanyima in Bukanga North  , isngiro South Alex Bakunda, Bukanga county Steven kangwagye; Mbarara city south Mwine mpaka , Mbarara city  woman MP  Rita Atukwase and Kashari  South J.B. Tumusiime and woman MP Margaret Rwebyambu.

The hotly contested elections went on without major incidents across the country following heavy deployment of security forces . Isolate cases of goons beating and intimidating voters were reported in some villages and police said they were investigating the reported cases .

Other Results:

IBANDA DISTRICT IBANDA SOUTH  Winner: Eng. John Byabagambi 2nd: John Paul Panadol    IBANDA MUNICIPALITY  Winner: Tarsis Rwaburindore  2nd : Deus Mulinde    IBANDA NORTH Winner: Guma Gumisiriza 2nd: Xavier Kyooma   IBANDA WOMAN MP Winner: Jovrine Kaliisa  2nd: Jane Bainomugisha      *KAZO DISTRICT* KAZO COUNTY  Winner: Gordon Bafaki  2nd: Dan Kimosho    KAZO WOMAN MP Winner: Jennifer Muheesi  2nd: Molly Kamukama    *KIRUHURA DISTRICT* NYABUSHOZI COUNTY  Winner: Wilson Kajwengye  2nd: Col. Fred Mwesigye    KASHONGI COUNTY  Winner: Herbert Tayebwa  2nd:  Genensio Tumuramye    KIRUHURA WOMAN MP Winner: Sheila Mwine Katsimbura  2nd: Jovanice Rwenduru    *SHEEMA DISTRICT*  SHEEMA NORTH  Winner: Naome Kibaaju  2nd: Dr. Arthur Mugisha   SHEEMA MUNICIPALITY Winner: Dicksons Kateshumbwa  2nd: Elioda Tumwesigye    SHEEMA SOUTH Winner: Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu  2nd: Eng. Yorokamu Katwiremu    SHEEMA WOMAN MP  Winner: Rosemary Nyakikongoro  2nd: Jacklet Rwabukurukuru    *MITOOMA DISTRICT* RUHINDA SOUTH  Winner: Donozio Kahonda  2nd: Arthur Kazoora    RUHINDA COUNTY Winner: Kahinda Otafiire  2nd: Robert Mbeine    RUHINDA NORTH  Winner: Thomas Tayebwa  2nd: Dr. Moses Twimukye     *MITOOMA WOMAN MP*  winner:Jovah Kamateeka 2nd Agasha Juliet Bashiisha   *BUSHENYI DISTRICT* IGARA EAST  Winner: Michael Mawanda   IGARA WEST  Winner: Mbwatekamwa Gaffa 2nd: Horace Muhanguzi    BUSHENYI – ISHAKA MUNICIPALITY  Winner: Derrick Kabuura  2nd: Marvin Baryaruha    BUSHENYI WOMAN MP Winner: Annet Mugisha  2nd: Mary Karooro Okurut.
MOSES SSERWANGA

MOSES SSERWANGA

Writer is a media and communications consultant And Advocate of the High Court of Uganda

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