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