Elizabeth Nikuze and Dr Vincent Womujuni,k who are NRM leaning quit the races after a harmonisation meeting that brought together all the top party members in the district including the flag bearers. It was chaired by Denis Namara, a Member of Parliament in the East African Legislative Assembly -EALA representing Uganda.
Dr Vincent Womujuni
Two independent candidates have withdrawn from the parliamentary
race in Bunyangabu district.
Elizabeth Nikuze and Dr Vincent Womujuni, who are NRM leaning quit the races after a harmonisation meeting that brought together all the top
party members in the district including the flag bearers. It was chaired by
Denis Namara, a Member of Parliament in the East African Legislative Assembly
-EALA representing Uganda.
Dr Womujuni had lost to Davis Kamukama in the NRM primaries in Bunyangabu
County parliamentary race. The other contestant was Adolf Mwesige the incumbent
and Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs.
Womujuni says that during the meeting, he realised that Namara had been sent by
the party Chairperson President Museveni and so he could not rebel against his
"I won't inform my supporters that after the meeting, I decided to rally
behind Davis Kamukama for purposes of harmony in the party. I promise to
support him in every possible way because I'm still a member of NRM even though
I had returned as an independent," Dr Womujuni explains.
He further states that he has taken the decision willingly and has not been coerced.
Nikuze lost to Peace Mutuuzo in NRM Party primaries in Bunyangabu District
Woman Member of Parliament race. However, she has also pulled out, saying she
will rally behind Mutuuzo - the incumbent and State Minister of Gender and Culture.
"To my supporters, if I have disappointed you, I'm sorry. But after the meeting,
I was convinced that it is right we support one person," she says.
Namara explains that as NRM, they cannot support two people in the same race, a
reason they are doing their best as to regain total support of those who had
lost in primaries.
"We don't entertain independents that are leaning to our
party. You are either NRM or independent. We know that the primary elections
had challenges but we have agreed that we are one and independents support the
flag bearers," Namara says.
He adds that the two will be deployed somewhere in government as a
token of appreciation.
Following the withdrawal of Nikuze, the Bunyangabu District Woman
MP race has now remained with two candidates: Mutuuzo and Sarah Kabarokole an
Bureau Chief, Rwenzori Region