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Kadaga Defeats Namuganza as Oulanya, Baryomunsi, Singh Katongole Join NRM CEC

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Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has retained her position as 2nd Vice National Chairperson of the ruling NRM party after defeating State Lands Minister, Persis Namuganza.

Results released by NRM at around 4:00am showed that Kadaga emerged victorious with 6,776 votes against Namuganza’s 3,943.

The two are bitter rivals.

During the CEC campaigns earlier this week, Namuganza accused Kadaga of being unfaithful to the NRM and standing up against the party Chairperson, President Museveni.

“I was shocked when the Speaker presided over the passing of a motion of displeasure with the President who is also the NRM chairman,” she said referring to the May 2020 motion.

Speaking earlier at the event, Kadaga reaffirmed her commitment and loyalty to the party, saying it remained unshaken.

“Ever since we went into multi- party politics, I have campaigned for this party and supported it in the good and bad times, both in and outside of Parliament,” said Kadaga.

Kadaga believes Namuganza is backed by forces aimed at undermining her Speakership.

On the other hand, Namuganza accuses Kadaga of being opposition-leaning, a claim the Speaker has dismissed as baseless.

This means Kadaga will maintain her position in the Central Executive Committee (CEC) which is key for her to retain her position of speaker. It’s CEC that endorses NRM candidates for the Speakership.

Interestingly, Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanya upset Sam Engola for NRM Vice Chairperson, Sam Engola.

With Oulanya also in CEC, the battle for the Speakership is likely to be intense. Oulanya insists Kadaga has served her ten-year period and should pave way for him.

But Kadaga has since expressed intentions to retain the influential position.

Meanwhile, Singh Katongole defeated Amooti Nyakaana for the position of Kampala Vice Chairman.

State Minister for Tourism Godfrey Kiwanda floored his rival Kaliisa Kalangwa for Vice Chairperson, Central region.

Housing Minister, Chris Baryomunsi stunned NRA war veteran Maj Gen Matayo Kyaligonza to take western Uganda.

Kyaligonza sought to ride on his successful military career record to retain his position in the Central Executive Committee.

The Ugandan Ambassador to Burundi was among the fearless fighters under NRA who fought in decisive battles that brought President Museveni to power.

In Eastern Uganda, former State Minister of Health Mike Mukula defeated his arch rival Sanja Tanna.

Mukula was accused of playing a racist card to fight off stiff competition from Sanja, a Ugandan businessman of Indian origin.

Results:

National Chairperson: Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

First Vice National chairperson: Al hajji Moses Kigongo.

2nd Vice National Chairperson (female):

Rebecca Kadaga – 6,776

Namuganza Persis – 3,943

Regional Vice Chairpersons.

Kampala:

Amooti Nyakaana -2665

Singh Katongole – 4503

Uhuru Salim

Central:

Kiganda Ssonko – 1000

Godfrey Kiwanda- 4749

John Magalo – 676

Kaliisa Kalangwa 3701

 

Western:

Emmanuel Diini – 224

Matayo Kyaligonza-2550

Florence Kintu – 1875

Chris Baryomonsi -5947

Boaz Kafuda -662

Apollo Tibugaya -259

Wilberforce Muhanji -1285

Eastern:

Sanjay Tanna- 4,162

Mike Mukulu – 5,818

Christine Akello Harriet – 162

Northern:

Jacob Oulanya – 7,473

Sam Engola – 1,665

Dr. Samuel Odong – 277

Timothy Okee – 895

Karamoja.

Simon Peter Aleper   8,143(√)

Jimmy Lokoru – 2,220



Source – chimpreports.com

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Muntu Blocked in Kamwenge

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Alliance for National Transformation presidential candidate Gen. Mugisha Muntu has been blocked from campaigning in Kamwenge according to a statement he released earlier today.Below is the full statement:

STATEMENT
Today in Kamwenge, as we have done since the start of the campaign season, we headed out to speak with the people. We had earlier in the week agreed on the venue with security agencies. No one had anticipated that it would rain as much as it did, making it impossible for us or the people to access.

After identifying an alternative place only 100m away from the original venue, negotiating with the owner and communicating the same to the public, we headed to the second venue only to be stopped by police.

Our policy has always been to do all we can to be reasonable, even in the face of unreasonable action on the part of the state. We engaged the police leadership in a civilized, respectable manner well knowing that they intended to not only frustrate us, but cause us to act in ways that would give them an excuse to cause chaos. This was on top of their intimidating the radio we had booked and duly paid to appear on.

While we are confident that we are on the right side of both the law and reason, we have chosen not to endanger the lives of our supporters or the general public by escalating the situation. We will do everything humanly possible to avoid a single life being lost or blood being shed on account of our campaign.

And yet this truth remains: the regime’s days are numbered.

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Is Johnson Byabashaija courting Enid Kukunda for protection?

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The very amiable Commissioner General of Prisons Canon Johnson Byabashaija was recently sighted with President Y K Tibuhaburwa Museveni’s second wife Enid Kukunda as the two had a very secretive meeting in one of the city hangouts.

According to our informers, the two seem to be in a deep conversation that they wouldn’t allow a housefly pass around. However, sources further reveal that Byabashaija could have courted the second lady for protection given that he has amassed a lot of wealth and could be a subject of investigations.

Our sources reveal that Byabashaija who carries himself as Mr.I know it all hasn’t met Madam Enid alone but a host of others with connections to the centre of power in the country.

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Bobi Wine released on Bail

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Presidential candidate and kyadondo East legislator Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu has been realeased on bail by the Iganga magistrates court where he appeared to defend himself against accusations of flouting COVID-19 campaign SOPs. A defiant Kyagulanyi took the opportunity to blast the incumbent Yoweri Museveni, whom he accuses of using state power to quell dissident.

This follows a tense week that has seen thousands injured and several dead following Hon. Kyagulanyi’s arrest earlier this week. Demonstrations and riots erupted in many parts of the country and heavy police and army deployment was seen all over the country.

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