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NRM wins Sheema North by-election

Naome Kibaaju with President Yoweri Museveni

Naome Kibaaju with President Yoweri Museveni

Naome Kibaaju, the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party candidate has won the Sheema North parliamentary by-election.
 
The Sheema district Electoral Commission returning officer, Deborah Asiimwe declared Kibaaju winner at about 9:10pm on Monday night.

Kibaaju garnered 11,326 votes representing 60.3 per cent while Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) candidate Guma Nuwagaba garnered 7,322 representing 39.0 per cent. The invalid votes were 123 accounting for 0.7%.
The Electoral Commission chairperson justice Simon Byabakama commended the candidates and their electorate for being peaceful during campaigns and voting day. He said both voters and candidates exhibited a high degree of maturity during and after the exercise.

Shortly after being declared winner, Kibaaju said she will focus on reuniting people who could have been divided by elections and before she embarks on developmental projects.
 
Kibaaju noted that Sheema North is struggling with lack of clean water and electricity, which she says will be top on her agenda. Her rival Nuwagaba couldn't be reached for comment on the poll results.

Marshal Tumusiime, the Greater Bushenyi region police spokesperson, said they didn't register any serious incident during the polls. He commended residents for being peaceful and cooperating with security.
 
The Sheema North parliament seat fell vacant mid this year after the former legislator Dr Elioda Tumwesigye opted to contest for the newly created Sheema municipality parliamentary seat.

Comments

0 #11 Akot 2018-10-09 19:40
...Whether Ugandans like it or not, Museveni is their peace keeper & this is why, even without admitting it, our people just go along with him in peace & don't come out to back any opposition leader who come from tribal land, to give chance for change!

This is explained further by:

- Ugandans not being concerned of existence of +1 opposition leaders, because they know non will replace Museveni & the peace will just go on under him,

- tribal leaders are quiet just going along with Museveni & non comes out to support any opposition leader!

But Ugandans must also know they will have Museveni as long as they go along with him through the tribalistic system: no outsider, especially developed world, will say a word against Museveni & cause trouble in peaceful Uganda under him!
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+1 #12 rubangakene 2018-10-09 22:29
"They have given us more 'buseera' to drink; now we will continue drinking until Christmas and who knows let us just drink until such a time when God himself will take it away from us, iiwee nyabo kappa maruuaa, don't you see the gourd is empty!"
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+2 #13 Fuller 2018-10-09 23:55
Uganda is at the doorstep of a national crisis -- only those who choose to ignore the fact can have a false sense of security and hope.

So, it's comical -- and it shouldn't, given the gravity of the matter -- to see the smiles and thumbs up in the picture.

For The Despot-of-32-Years, no need to comment on his smile...he knows he can leave the others hanging to dry while he is whisked to safety at a whim.
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+1 #14 Wainanchi 2018-10-10 02:15
Wishful thinking and ostrichising. If NRM wins it is fake,if someone kills NRM it is Ok.

How far are you getting bastards? You think you are allowed to lie,cheat and kill and good people,majority cannot cast their votes and if they cast you accuse of cheating The other day we heard complaints voiced by Government spokesman Ofondo Opondo that Europe via NFOs was corrupting our people to vote against NRM.

And for you that is ok.Scumbags!!
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0 #15 WADADA rogers 2018-10-10 13:40
Its because people power did not visit the ground, otherwise, that was a sure lose for NRM. Genda mulye enkoko yamwe
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+1 #16 Mubiru 2018-10-10 18:47
If a mini by election in a small constituency requires the presence of (intimidating) platoons of troupes etc in the name of "keeping peace" as if the whole country was going to war, what would you expect the results to be?

The results were well known before and if Ugandans have eyes to see, this must be an eye opener to the so called national elections in something like year 2020.

To save the little money there is, Museveni and his creepers must be declared "winners" well before the fake elections.

The money saved will help the poor who can't afford overseas treatment to be looked after locally.

Remember the chairman of the Electoral Commission and staff were severely berated by the President when the voters in Arua and Busoga preferred other candidates to NRM praise singers.,
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