The State Minister of Labour, Employment and Industrial Relations, Mwesigwa Rukutana has been declared the winner in the Rushenyi county NRM Primary elections for the Parliamentary flag bearer in the 2021 general election.
Rukutana has defeated his closest opponent Naome Kabasharira after tallying votes from over 12 polling stations that had not been counted.
Last week, the National Resistance Movement Party Electoral Commission Chairman, Dr. Tanga Odoi cancelled the result in which the NRM returning officer declared Kabasharira winner having trounced Minister Rukutana with 40 votes.
The cancellation of the results came days after Rukutana’s agents petitioned the NRM EC headquarters with overwhelming evidence to overturn the results announced in Ntungamo.
The Ntungamo district NRM election officer Mirembe Maria declared Kabasharira the winner. The declaration form was however not signed by Rukutana’s agent, who out rightly disagreed with the results.
Accordingly, Rubaare sub county, which is considered Rukutana’s stronghold didn’t vote after the register disappeared.
Voting was deferred to Saturday, the same day when chaos broke out in the area resulting into multiple shooting and injuring of Rukutana’s rival’s loyalists.