Breaking

Peninah Busingye Elected Central Region MP for Older Persons

The 77-year-old obtained 113 votes to beat musician Halima Namakula, who scored a paltry nine votes. Former Minister Captain Francis Edward Babu got three votes, while Israel Mayengo, a former Buganda Kingdom Minister got only one vote, while Claudia Naluyima Kamya another independent candidate got eight votes,
Peninah Busigye who won the seat

Audio 5

Peninah Busingye, the National Resistance Movement -NRM candidate has won the Central Region Parliamentary Slot of Older Persons. The 77-year-old obtained 113 votes to beat musician Halima Namakula, who scored a paltry nine votes. 

Former Minister Captain Francis Edward Babu got three votes, while Israel Mayengo, a former Buganda Kingdom Minister got only one vote, while Claudia Naluyima Kamya another independent candidate got eight votes, according to results declared by Idd Kaahwa the Central North Returning Officer. 

//Cue in; “I Kaahwa…  

Cue out…Congratulations.”//  

At least 134 delegates from 27 districts and cities from Central Uganda participated in elections that were held at Luwero Diocese Guest House in Luwero town on Monday. Busingye expressed gratitude after her election and promised to lobby for free health services among others.  

//Cue in; “Kakati ssebo…  

Cue out in…in my manifesto.”// 

Captain Francis Edward Babu, conceded defeat saying the elections were fair and congratulated Busingye. But candidates Mayengo and Namakula described the elections as a sham and marred by voter bribery. Mayengo also questioned how all elder committees could comprise only delegates subscribing to NRM party.    

//Cue in; “We have elder…  

Cue out…those committees.”//     

Luganda//Cue in; “Elder Committee…    

Cue out…accept it.”//    

Namakula said she would petition the court to nullify the elections citing massive voter bribery.   

//Cue in; “Nze mbadde…   

Cue out…baaguliridde.”//    

Several delegates who preferred anonymity told URN that they each received 500,000 shillings to vote for the NRM Candidate. Each delegate also received a transport refund of 480,000 Shillings from the Electoral Commission.    

Images 1

Entities

Keywords