The NRM Electoral Commission has declared outspoken politician Lydia Wanyoto Mutende,the NRM Woman flag bearer for Mbale city parliamentary seat .
“After a thorough forensic audit and re-tally , the Commission called the four contestants on Thursday 24th , September and briefed them on the findings . However, DR forms for 58 villages out of 389 villages , representing 14.9% were completely missing .
The Commission therefore, hereby announces provisional results for the Mbale City Woman Representative to parliament as follow, Lydia Wanyoto Mutende 28,061 54.8%, Connie Galiwango N, 18,872 ,36.8%, Jalia Namasaba, 2,824 ,5.5% and Shadia Luwungule ,1,462 ,2.9%.
Wanyoto, a Ugandan lawyer, politician and diplomat, served as the Deputy Special Representative of the Chairperson of African Union Commission, based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. From July 2014 until August 2014, she temporarily served as Head of the African Union Mission to Somalia.
The Mbale City woman seat was one of many NRM primary races that was hotly contested resulting in running battles that led for the results not to be announced and it has taken the party’s EC almost a month a declare the provisional winner .
President Yoweri Museveni , who the NRM national Party Chairman has vowed to arrest contestant and their agents who stole the people’s vote. Elsewhere in Sembabule, all is set for the Mawogola race where the Incumbent Sam Kutesa is fronting his daughter Shartis Musherure Nayebare to face off with President Yoweri Museveni’s young brother , Godfrey Aine Kaguta who has energized voters .
Voters in Ssebambule are excited that for the first time in 20 years at least a candidate- Aine Kaguta has stood his ground to challenge the Kutesa’s political dominance for the district ‘s leadership and representation in parliament .
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