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FDC'S Turyamuhweza Unseats Minister Muhwezi

Muhwezi has been a Member of Parliament for Rujumbura County, Rukungiri district since 1996. He was also a Member of the constituent assembly.
Information Minister Jim Muhwezi has lost his Rujumbura county seat
Information Minister Jim Muhwezi has lost his parliamentary seat to Fred Turyamuhweza, a member of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change.

Muhwezi has been a Member of Parliament for Rujumbura County, Rukungiri district since 1996. He was also a Member of the constituent assembly. 

Pius Ahimbisibwe, the Rukungiri District Returning Officer, declared Turyamuhweza winner this morning drawing jubilation from his supporters.

Turyamuhweza polled 16859 votes against Muhwezi's 14587 votes. Julius Muhurizi, an independent candidate came third with 758 votes.

Other ministers who lost the polls include Engineer Irene Muloni,  Alex Onzima, Crispus Kiyonga, Jessica Alupo, Rose Akol, Henry Muganywa Kajura, Henry Banyenzaki, General Kahinda Otafiire, Fred Ruhindi and Barbra Nekesa Oundo.