The National Resistance Movement (NRM) electoral commission Chairperson, Dr. Tanga Odoi, has declared Col. Fred Mwesigye the party flag bearer for Nyabushozi County MP seat in the next year’s general elections.
The declaration came after the Tuesday election re-run failed to take place.
Wilson Kajwengye one of the candidates who competed againist Fred Mwesigye in the party primaries, had disputed the results.
A day to the re-run day, which was Tuesday, Kajwengye surprised many when, through his lawyers, he wrote a letter to party’s electoral commission pulling out of the race declaring to stand as independent candidate.
According to the results declared by the district party returning officer, David Agom Andinda, Mwesigye won the election with 36,017 votes followed by Kajwengye, who polled 13,248 and Christopher Bakashaba got 5,601 votes although the two dispute the Mwesigye’s 36,017 votes alleging that they don’t match with official tally sheets and Declaration Forms.
Mwesigye condemned members fuelling conflicts and chaos in the party. He also condemned his opponent for refusing to participate in the re-run, saying he has disobeyed the directive of the party chairman Yoweri Museveni.
Mwesigye attributed conflicts in Ugandan elections to commercialization of politics.
“If parliament was paying 10m a month, we would be getting the best MPs who come to serve. People bribe registras and other election officials to run away with declaration forms”, he said.