Amon Mbusa, the Kasese NRM District registrar had earlier on announced Kabugho as the winner with 40,791 votes against Baleke’s 40,465 votes.
Baleke recieving her declaration form from Dr. Tanga Odoi. (Photo by Balekes' team)
The National Resistance Movement-NRM party Elections Dispute
Tribunal has overturned the declaration of Mary Marylyn Kabugho as the Kasese
Woman parliamentary candidate.
The party commission
has instead declared Sarah Ithungu Masereka Baleke as the winner of the primary
election held last month. The decision stems from an application filed by
Baleke citing flawed primary elections.
Amon Mbusa, the Kasese NRM District registrar had earlier on announced Kabugho
as the winner with 40,791 votes against Baleke’s 40,465 votes.
Tuesday evening Dr. Tanga Odoi, the NRM Electoral Commission Chairperson
overturned the previous polls and declared Baleke as the winner of the party
flag with 41,719 against Kabugho’s 41,130.
Baleka hailed the decision as a reflection of the aspiration of the people of Kasese.
Kabugho couldn’t be reached for comment as she neither picked nor return calls
from our reporter to her known cellphone number.
Basaija is a graduate of Uganda Christian University (UCU-Mukono) holding a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication.
He also boosts of numerous training's in communication studies.
Before joining URN, he had served as Documentation personnel, Field news reporter, Radio presenter and News Editor.
Basaija is a social critic and a young farmer.
He believes in writing for social change.
At URN Basaija is incharge of Bundibugyo, Bunyangabu and Kasese Districts.