How NRM Primaries For Councilors and Mayors Ended in Mbarara;The Winners and Losers
Mbarara city yesterday conducted peaceful and fair elections of at Primary level in the National Resistance Movement (NRM) electing chairpersons of the two divisions and their respective councilors.
The registrar NRM Mbarara city Ssebuma Kawesa described the campaigning process in Mbarara North division to have put the election team of NRM on tension because of fighting between the two candidates Kyabwisho Gumisiriza Katonzi the sitting chairperson and his contender Mugume Benon.
Declaring the results at NRM district office Boma in Kamukuzi Mbarara North division Mbarara city, Ssebuma announced Jomo Mugabi as the NRM flag bearer for Mbarara south division after he polled the highest number of votes (21,739).
Mugabi’s closest contender Rashid Mukasa obtained 9,298 votes and third in position was Ndyabigwamu Umoja Kenneth who got 3,084 votes.
Kyabwisho Gumisiriza Katonzi the sitting chairperson Mbarara North division Mbarara was declared the NRM flag bearer after he city won the race with 12,389 votes defeating Mugume Benon, his closest challenger who polled 11,791 votes.
Former Kamukuzi division chairperson Bamwesigye Godfrey came last with only 1,184 votes.
The security team who monitored the tallying exercise at Mbarara NRM offices described the NRM elections in Mbarara city and Mbarara district as the most peaceful, free and fair elections in the region compared to what happened in the neighbouring districts of Ntungamo(where elections were cancelled), Isingiro, Kiruhura, Sheema and Bushenyi where the army was heavily deployed.