Musoke has noted that all indicators by yesterday showed that he was leading the race but has been surprised reaching at party offices where Dr Tanga Odoi instead declared his opponent Diana Hope Nyago as the winner.
The Buikwe North (Njeru Municipality) Member of
Parliament Paul Musoke has abandoned the National Resistance
Movement-NRM after losing for the second time in the party elections yesterday.
NRM conducted fresh elections for 36 electoral
areas yesterday following petitions from contestants who said they were unfairly defeated. The parliamentary seat for Njeru municipality was among those where losers disputed the results of the recent party primaries.
The results were directly sent to the party head offices
for tallying where Diana Hope Nyago has been declared a winner this morning compelling Musoke to denounce the party and renounce his membership to the National Resistance Movement.
Musoke says the party has lacked transparency in the
two elections it has conducted. Nyago has received 7, 305 votes, 6, 305 Musoke followed
by Kabuye who has received 5,973.
Musoke has noted that all indicators by yesterday
showed that he was leading the race but has been surprised reaching at party
offices when Dr Tang Odoi has instead declared his opponent.
He has now vowed to stand as an independent
candidate in the forthcoming general elections and expects to be nominated
//Cue in: “Olunaku lwaleero…
Cue out: …na Njeru Municipality”//
But Dr Tanga Odoi has laughed off Musoke's accusations, wondering why it takes long for politicians
like Musoke to acknowledge that where there is a competition there are always losers and winners.
Odoi advises Musoke to respect the voice of the people
from Njeru and step down in support of his colleague.
During the general party primaries, Musoke had
received 4475 votes, Badru Kabuye 5655 and Diana Nyago 5594.
After Nyago petitioning the party electoral
commission, she was instead declared the winner by Dr Tanga with different
results of 5, 208, Kabuye 3, 128 and Musoke 4, 252.
This forced Musoke and Kabuye to also petition the commission
again calling fresh elections in the contested electoral areas.
Meanwhile, Nyago who is overwhelmed by joy has
appreciated the people of Njeru saying that struggle has just started calling
upon his opponents to concede the defeat and support her win the general
election for the good of the party.