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Dr. Karuhanga Withdraws from Igara West Parliamentary Race :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Dr. Karuhanga Withdraws from Igara West Parliamentary Race

In a letter addressed to the NRM party vice Chairperson Western region, Dr. Chris Baryomunsi, Karuhanga notes that his withdraw from the race follows wide consultations with the party Chairperson President Museveni and other senior members of the party.
Dr. Nicholas Karuhanga's letter

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Dr Nicholas Karuhanga has withdrawn from the Igara West Member Parliament race.

Dr Karuhanga contested in the NRM party primaries and lost to Gaffa Mbwatekamwa, the Kasambya County MP who shifted his political base to Bushenyi July.

Karuhanga later protested the results and petitioned the NRM Elections Tribunal, which threw out his petition. He was last week nominated as an independent candidate.

In a letter addressed to NRM party vice Chairperson Western region, Dr Chris Baryomunsi, Karuhanga notes that his withdrawal from the race follows wide consultations with the party Chairperson President Museveni and other senior members of the party.

 “So the sole purpose of this letter is to inform your office that my candidature withdraw takes immediate effect as I embark on a nationwide campaign for our party chairman Gen. Yoweri Museveni”, reads the letter.

Speaking to NRM leaders in Bushenyi town on Friday, Baryomunsi asked party leaders to focus on cohesion and support the party’s flag bearers.

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Prof Tarsis Kabwegyere, who is also standing as an independent candidate for Igara West welcomed Karuhanga decision. He noted that he chose to stand independent to destroy our party, the flag is held by a person who is not a true NRM party member, but just disguising to be”, he said.

Mbwatekamwa is one of the NRM legislators who have branded rebels for voting against party positions in Parliament.  He had initially stationed himself as a People Power allies but eventually returned to the NRM party after a meeting with President Yoweri Museveni.

 The NRM party has sent out its top most party leaders to meet all party members that lost in the recently held party primaries and chose to contest as independent candidates.

The incumbent MP Raphael Magyezi, who is also Minister for Local Government said that he will not seek re-election in the 2021 elections.

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