NRM Sweeps Seats in Rukiga, Bunyangabu Districts

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In Bunyangabu, Peace Mutuuzo, the State Minister for Gender and Culture was declared Woman MP after polling 24,820 votes. Mutuuzo defeated the Forum for Democratic Change party candidate Dorothy Nyakaisiki who polled 5,536 votes and Lydia Kiiza, an independent candidate with 1,892 votes.

National Resistance Movement-NRM party candidates have won all parliamentary and district seats in the newly created districts of Rukiga and Bunyangabu.  Polls in the new districts were held on Thursday.
 
In Bunyangabu, Peace Mutuuzo, the State Minister for Gender and Culture was declared Woman MP after polling 24,820 votes. Mutuuzo defeated the Forum for Democratic Change party candidate Dorothy Nyakaisiki who polled 5,536 votes and Lydia Kiiza, an independent candidate with 1,892 votes.
 
James Ategeka was also declared district chairperson with 25,811 votes. He beat the FDC candidate, Silver Tweyongire who got 5,136 votes. Richard Muganzi, an independent candidate garnered 1083 votes.
 
 Mutuuzo and Ategeka were declared winners at 2:30 a.m. by Vallery Kanzira, the Bunyangabu District Registrar. According to Kanzira, a total of 27,276 out of the 31,456 registered voters in the district turned up to cast their votes.
 
No major problem was experienced during the elections, except the appearance on the ballot paper of Peter Musinguzi, an independent candidate who had withdrawn from the race causing confusion among the voters.
 
After he was declared a winner, Ategeka pledged to promote and improve service delivery in the education and health sector. Bunyangabu carved out of Kabarole district, started operations on July 1, 2017.
 
In Rukiga, Caroline Kamusiime Muhwezi, the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party candidate was declared victor by Kabale District Returning Officer Adam Juma Sheesa following elections held on Thursday in the district. The declaration was made at exactly 1.13 a.m. amid tight security at Rukiga district headquarters Rwamucucu.
 
Kamusiime polled 17,570 to beat her main challenger Shillah Arittuha, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) candidate who polled 7,305.
 
Similarly, NRM's Alexander Kampikaho was declared Rukiga District Chairperson with 20476 defeating FDCs Ambrose Aharimpisa who polled 4596.
 
Speaking to journalists after the declaration, Kampikaho hailed voters for trusting him and pledged to promote unity and develop the road network in the district. Kamusiime also pledged to lobby for improved facilities and services in the education and health sectors.
 
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Elly Maate, the police spokesperson for Kigezi region says that the exercise was peaceful.