The NRM Electoral Commission Chairperson, Dr. Tanga Odoi declared Kanushu winner of the primary elections held on Saturday. According to the results, Kanushu garnered 1670 votes defeating the incumbent national PWD woman representative Sofia Nalule who polled 739 votes.
Laura Kanushu is the National Resistance Movement-NRM party
candidate for the position of National Woman Member of Parliament for People
The NRM Electoral Commission Chairperson, Dr. Tanga Odoi
declared Kanushu winner of the primary elections held on Saturday. According to the results, Kanushu garnered 1670 votes defeating
the incumbent national PWD woman representative Sofia Nalule who polled 739
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Kanushu is a professional lawyer who has represented several PWDs in courts of
laws. She was the director of Legal Action for Persons with Disabilities-LAPD. Kanushu
with a lot of emotions gave her victory speech thanking her supporters for
"eating widely and voting wisely".
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Other members who won the party ticket to represent PWDs are Alex Ndezi who sailed
through unopposed in Central Region and Roy Achayo from Northern region who won
with 1376 votes.
Hud Katuramo, an incumbent from western region won the flag with 1232 votes
(53%). Katuramo contested with Edson Ngirabawunzi who got 1019 votes (43.8%)
and Ambrose Atukunda who polled 74 votes (3.2%). From Eastern region, Helen Grace Asamo also an incumbent won with 2160 votes (92.7%)
while her opponent got 170 votes (7.3%).
For the youths, Dr. Tanga declared
Phionah Nyamutoro winner of the NRM flag for the National Women Youth Member of
Parliament. Nyamutoro gathered 1235 votes followed
by her closest rival, Desire Muhooza with 659 votes.
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Nyamutoro who looked exhausted having spent the night at the tally center,
saying the wait had finally paid off. She attributed her victory to her team
that campaigned for her vigorously.
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Still on the youth elections, Agnes Kirabo beat ten others to win the flag for
central region with 212 votes the 478 votes cast. Her immediate contender Felix
Safari got 98 votes while Mastullah Nakibuule got 75 votes. In Western Region,
more than ten 10 contested but Edson Rugumayo won with 199 votes followed by
Ronald Tugume with 114 votes.
Henry Boniface Okot won the ticket
for Northern Region with 231 votes (40.2%) followed by Joshua Mandela Ekol with
212 votes (36.9%). Other contestants were Jackson Obinga who got 117 votes
(20.4%) and Dennis Simon Rubanga 14 votes (2.4%).
Okot's agent Emmanuel Babu couldn’t hold his excitement jumping in celebration
of their win as the announcement was made. He says they mobilized through
social media platforms and shall continue with the same. He says his candidate
is a committed hard working person who will deliver on his mandate once he
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On the positions of Older Persons, Joy Wako Peggy won the ticket for National
female representative with 796 votes (77.8%) against 227votes (22.2%) garnered
by her opponent Rose Bwiire. In Western Region, Jorum Tibasiimwa won three others with 215 votes
representing 77.9% of total votes cast. He was followed Ann Muhindo who got 30
votes and Zebedi Masereka with 29 votes.
Older Persons flag bearer for Northern Region is Catherine Akom who got 153
votes (54.46%). She was followed by Angelo Okello with 108 votes, Charles Oryem
with 18 votes and Benjamin Okello with two votes. In Eastern Region, at
least 15 members contested for the ticket finally won by Benard Onen Odoi with
185 votes representing 26.7% of the total votes cast. In second place was Judas
Wanyama with 142 votes (20.2%) followed by Sumaya Alizi with 117 votes (16.6%)