NRM Concedes Defeat In Bukoto Race


drug geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 115%;”>In a statement issued on Monday, remedy NRM publicist Mary Karooro Okurut says the party further recognizes Nsubuga as the “people’s representative.”

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capsule geneva;”>The deputy Electoral Commission chairman Elija Mushemeza last Friday said NRM was considering going to court, citing massive irregularities and intimidation orchestrated by Nsubuga’s campaigners.

It’s unclear why NRM made the u-turn, hardly a week after threatening to seek legal redress over the election outcome.

Below is the full statement.

Following the recent by-elections in Bukoto South held on Thursday 12th July 2012, Mr Matthias Nsubuga was declared by the Electoral Commission (EC) as the MP elect for that constituency.

On the basis of the results as announced by the EC, we wish to state that the NRM as a party duly recognizes him as the people’s representative and accordingly congratulate him and the people of Bukoto south for their choice.

Our stand and recognition of Mr Matthias Nsubuga as an MP elect is premised on our respect for the rule of law and our long held tradition as party that cherishes democracy.

In spite of the aforementioned position however, NRM party officials who were monitoring the situation on the ground pointed out notable irregularities. On basis of that report, the different organs of the party will sit, discuss and come up with a position that will be made public.

We would also wish to assure Ugandans and most especially the NRM supporters that while there may have been some hitches in some constituencies, the party remains strong on the ground.

The party is still firmly in the majority not only in the national parliament but also in all the local councils across the country.

These majorities will help the party implement its manifesto and intensify mobilization to consolidate its positions.





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