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NRM Party Sweeps LCIII Elections in Busia

NRM won the leadership in 12 out of the 20 positions that they contested for. Independent candidates won six slots while the Forum for Democratic Change won two seats; Western division and Namungodi Town Council

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The National Resistance Movement- NRM party has won the majority of the sub-county seats in Busia district, from polls, held on Wednesday.

NRM won the leadership in 12 out of the 20 positions that they contested for. Independent candidates won six slots while the Forum for Democratic Change won two  seats; Western division and Namungodi Town Council. The other parties, which include the National Unity Platform and the Democratic Party did not win any seat, according to results released this morning.

The winners include NRM's Mathew Taab Bwire won the Masafu sub-county seat with 2,896 total votes against his rival Emmanuel Mangeni, an independent candidate who got 280 votes. Godfrey Makokha won the Busime sub-county seat with 2,896 votes against his rival Constantino Matenga who got 1,965, while FDC candidate Idi Kibaki Muhammad won the Western division seat with 1,984 votes against his rival Franco Mukama who got 942 votes among others.

Gorret Nagwang, a resident of Dabani sub-county says that their choice for the NRM candidates was formed by the need for better services. George Barasa, the LCI chairman of Nangwe shops says that most of the potential contestants came from the ruling NRM party.

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Steven Wafula, another resident says that unlike the presidential and parliamentary elections held last month, the lower local council seat elections were about people regardless of the political party.

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Eric Masiga, the Busia district NRM party chairman is upbeat about the NRM performance saying that this is the first time that the party has won votes of this magnitude.

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