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Battle for Kazo Still rages on: Minister Molly Kamukama Claims a Win

State Minister for Economic Monitoring Molly Nawe Kamukama has come out to claim she is the winner of the hotly contested Kazo Woman Member of Parliament Primaries.

The primary elections that happened yesterday have not yet produced a winner in the race with unconfirmed reports earlier indicating an early lead for Jennifer Rwaburibate Muheesi.

According to reports from Kazo, Muheesi was in the lead early on with Anne Ruyondo Lumumba and Molly Kamukama breathing down her neck.

However, before the announcement of results, a section of voters attacked the tally centre, tore declaration forms and an unknown person vanished with the laptop belonging to the Electoral Commission officials.

The laptop had been used to compile the results which would be used to announce the valid winner of the poll.

Kamukama now claims she is the validly elected NRM flag bearer.

“Numbers don’t lie. The Declaration Forms in my possession put us in a comfortable lead and we are only awaiting official communication from the electoral commission. Thank you all for the kind support,” she said.

“Despite an attack on the tally centre by one of my opponents and hired goons, I wish to inform all my supporters that I am firmly in the lead to win the NRM flag bearer position for Kazo Women MP. I urge you keep calm and await official communication,” she added.

The chairman NRM EC Tanga Odoi will be meeting all the contestants in the Kazo race to find amicable means of settling the chaos surrounding the election and resultant winner.

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