Opposition Forum for Democratic Change candidate Anna Adeke Ebaju has been elected the female youth’s representative in the oncoming 10th parliament.
Adeke narrowly overcame her strongest competitor Ann Ruyondo of the National Resistance Movement in election that took place in the western Hoima district.
Mrs Adeke is the former Makerere University Guild President.
She polled 128 votes while her closest rival Ruyondo polled 119 votes just 9 behind the winner and independent Marcelina managed only 88.
The victory was a strong relief to the opposition party especially after last week’s regional youth MP polls which were swept entirely by the ruling party.
Adeke is going to replace the NRM’s Monica Amoding who also hails from Teso sub-region and now the direct women representative for Kumi district.
Her party members and supporters on Monday evening took to social media to shower her with praises and congratulatory messages
Kampala Lord Mayor, online http://clearskinconcierge.com/acne/wp-includes/simplepie/enclosure.php Erias Lukwago was among the first political figure to congratulate Mrs. Adeke; describing her as an inspiration to the new generation.
“It’s a huge milestone in your budding career. You’re an inspiration to the new generation.” Mr. Lukwago said in short social media statement.
The figures from Hoima indicate that not many delegates participated in the exercise since the numbers of delegates were supposed to be over 1000.
The youth election for the regions conducted last week was characterized by violence that climaxed with injuring of Gen. Henry Tumukunde in Fort Portal.
Youths are supposed to have five representatives in the National Assembly according to the Constitution article 78(2)2 for the special interest groups.