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Museveni Brother Sodo Declared Mawogola NRM Flagbearer Amidst Tension

Museveni Brother Sodo Declared Mawogola NRM Flagbearer Amidst Tension

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By Our Reporter President Yoweri Museveni’s younger brother Godfrey Aine Kaguta aka Sodo was Wednesday evening declared the Mawogola North National Resistance Movement (NRM) flagbearer for the 2021 general election. Aine was announced  winner of the NRM primaries following a stiff competition with Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa’s daughter Shartsi Musherure Kutesa, in which he polled 17,775 representing 46.3% while Musherure got 16,155 votes (42.17%) and  Salim Kiseka scored 4,415 votes. The belated National Resistance Movement (NRM) primaries for Mawogola North and West in Sembabule district were held on Wednesday under tight security to avert acts of violence, intimidation of voters and hooliganism. In Mawogola North, the race had three contenders, including t...
Hajji Ssemakula Jubilates After Winning Mukono LC5 Primaries With Landslide Victory

Hajji Ssemakula Jubilates After Winning Mukono LC5 Primaries With Landslide Victory

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By Keefa Nuwahereza City businessman Hajji Haruna  Ssemakula, the proprietor of Hill Water, a mineral water brand, is in jubilating mood after he won the National Resistance Movement (NRM) LC5 primaries for Mukono District. Hajji Ssemakula, who is  one of the prominent businessmen in Mukono District, was competing with the incumbent Andrew Senyonga for the NRM flag bearer ahead of the 2021 general election. Declaration form for polling results indicates Hajji Haruna Ssemakula trounced Andrew Senyonga Ssemakula trounced Senyonga after polling 42,878 votes against 9678, thereby winning his opponent with overwhelming support from the NRM voters in Mukono District in the polls held last Friday. After winning the primaries, Ssemakula is now warming up to contest against any candida...
Museveni Warns Relatives, Gov’t Officials To Stop Using His Name For Political Gains

Museveni Warns Relatives, Gov’t Officials To Stop Using His Name For Political Gains

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By Keefa Nuwahereza President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has warned all his relatives, members of the First Family and government officials to desist from using his name when campaigning for political office. Museveni made these shortly after meeting political leaders in Ssembabule, Isingiro, Kiruhura, Kazo and Mbarara Districts  who were warring over who becomes the flag bearers for the National Resistance Movement (NRM) ahead of the 2021 general election. Minister Sam Kutesa's daughter Shartsi Musherure Kutesa is warring with President Museveni's younger brother Aine Godfrey Sodo for the Mawogola North MP seat The President issued the warning in a missive he wrote on social media on Friday, 11 September 2020, in which he stated thus; “I spent the day in Mbarara and Semba...
Museveni’s Ministers “were beaten pants down” in NRM primaries

Museveni’s Ministers “were beaten pants down” in NRM primaries

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A number of incumbents and ministers have been put to the sword in the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party primaries, casting in doubt their political career. Ministers Evelyn Anite (Investment), Elioda Tumwesigye (Technology) Adolf Tumwesigye (Defense), Mary Karooro Okurut (General Duties), Michael Werikhe (Trade), Mwesigwa Rukutana (Labour) and Christopher Kibazanga (Veteran Affairs) lost and are pondering their next moves. Ms Anite, who was defeated by Dr Charles Ayume by a difference of 768 votes for the Koboko Municipality seat, which she has occupied for just one term, conceded defeated, ruling out the possibility of running as an Independent. Tumwesigye’s decision to run in the newly-created Sheema Municipality came back to haunt him as he was trounced by Mr Dic...
Kateshumbwa, Kimosho Sweep Votes In NRM Primaries

Kateshumbwa, Kimosho Sweep Votes In NRM Primaries

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By Keefa Nuwahereza Former Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Commissioners Dickson Kateshumbwa is likely to sail through the National Resistance Movement (NRM) primaries victorious, because preliminary results indicate that is leading the Sheema Municipality contest with 64% of the votes cast. Our sources reveal that results so far tallied show that Kateshumbwa aka Katesh has scored 6248 votes from 54 cells out of the total 228, while his opponent Dr Elioda Tumwesigye is trailing with 2764 votes (28%) and the other two contestants are sharing 8%. The total number of votes so far counted is 9755. Tumwesigye is the current Member of Parliament (MP)  for Sheema Municipality and also the Minister of Science and Innovations, although Kateshumbwa has since vowed to oust him in the...
Dr Tanga Odoi Suspends Bukono NRM Primaries Election After Min. Namuganza’s Agent Is Killed

Dr Tanga Odoi Suspends Bukono NRM Primaries Election After Min. Namuganza’s Agent Is Killed

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By Keefa Nuwahereza Dr. Tanga Odoi, the Chairperson of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Electoral Commission has Friday afternoon suspended the NRM primaries elections in Bukono Constituency, Namutumba District after an agent of Persis Namuganza, the state minister for  lands, was killed. Persis Namuganza faces stiff competition from Emmanuel Katoko, the current Speaker of Namutumba District and brother of State Minister for Agriculture Hon. Aggrey Bagiire. Shortly after the incident, Dr Tanga Odoi announced that he had suspended the elections to pave way for investigations into the murder,  although he did not reveal details of the deceased. “I have suspended elections in Bukono constituency because Hon. Persis Namuganza’s agent was killed this morning. We hav...