Election 2016

DP Divided on Supporting Mbabazi

Makumbi welcoming Bukenya at DP in March 2015

Sarah Nyirabahitsyi Mateke has lost her bid to hold the National Resistance Movement party flag for the Kisoro Woman Parliamentary seat come 2016.

The daughter of State Minister of Regional Affairs Dr. Philemon Mateke was floored in Tuesday elections by her long time arch rival Rose Kabagyenyi.

Kisoro District NRM registrar Tadeo Mujambere on Wednesday afternoon announced Kabagyenyi as the winner of the polls with 18, information pills http://ccrail.com/wp-admin/includes/class-file-upload-upgrader.php 425 while Nyirabahitsyi trailed with 9,146 votes.

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Meanwhile, Sam Bitangaro was officially declared victorious in the Bufumbira South NRM MP race.

Bufumbira North was taken by the incumbent John Kamara with Kisoro Municipality being scooped by Sam Byibisho after defeating Paul Kwizera, the son of Agriculture Minister Tressy Bucyanayandi.

Abel Bizimana won the district LC5 race after defeating the incumbent Milton Mutabazi Bazanye.

In Bufumbira East, former Ethics Minister Dr. James Nsaba Buturo has bounced back, defeating incumbent Eddie Kwizera.

This was sweet revenge considering that Buturo was humiliated by Kwizera in the 2011 elections.

In this election, Buturo obtained 14,354 votes against Kwizera’s 11,736 votes.
Opposition Democratic Party (DP) is on the verge of disintegrating into further factions following the recent development were the party Vice President Western Region Imam Makumbi openly pronounced support to Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) flag bearer Col Kizza Besigye.

Imam Makumbi, sale http://debiontheweb.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/getid3/write.metaflac.php a National Executive Committee (NEC) member defied the decision of his president Norbert Mao on supporting Amama Mbabazi in the 2016 general elections and vowed to popularize Col. Besigye.

“This is a message from Western Uganda; DP members from the West will vote for Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye as the president of Uganda, http://debbiehowes.com/wp-content/plugins/so-widgets-bundle/so-widgets-bundle.php ” Makumbi told the crowd at Nakivubo Stadium during Besigye’s first rally on Wednesday.

“DP flag bearers that are gathered here in solidarity with Dr. Besigye should rest assured that no one will take away their DP ticket from them as long as I am alive,” Makumbi said.

“I am a Muslem and I can tell you that no one can ever convert to Islam today and become a Sheik the next day.”

Makumbi referred to Amama Mbabazi as a new convert who can’t be trusted to lead the opposition at such a crucial moment.

Makumbi wasn’t the only DP member present at Besigye’s rally. Others included; Allan Ssewanya the DP flag bearer Makindye West Constituency and all the Platform for Truth and Justice (TJ) members led by the Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and Kato Lubwama.

The decision by Imam Makumbi is an expression that some party members never agreed with Norbert Mao’s position to support Amama Mbabazi.

However, the party National Vice President and East African Member of Parliament, Fred Mukasa Mbidde told Chimpreports that he (as the head of the Forum of Vice Presidents in the party) is aware of Makumbi’s position and is in touch with him to ensure that a common ground is reached.

“His issues against taking the party’s common ground of supporting Mbabazi are still being discussed and we believe it’s not yet too late to reach a common ground,” he said.

 

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