The National Resistance Movement (NRM) Vice Chairperson for Eastern Uganda, Capt. Mike Mukula has reached out his contender Mr Sanjay Tana whom he defeated in yesterday’s elections.
Mukula floored Mr Tana 5,818 to 4,162 votes to retain his seat, in what turned out to be among the hottest contests of the campaign.
The race between two over the past weeks took an ugly turn as Tana accused Capt. Mukula of racism by branding him a foreigner.
Mukula, who initially denied the accusations, doubled down stressing that Tana, a Ugandan of Indian descent did not belong among the legally recognized tribes in Uganda.
The clash between the two made headlines and promoted the intervention of the party Central Executive Committee and the Electoral Commission.
However, on Friday following his victory, Mr Mukula said it was time for the two to put their difference behind and work for the good of the party.
“Comrade Hon Tana, I take this opportunity to congratulate you for the campaigns you put up in our mighty party NRM,” Mukula posted on social media.
“The party will gain tremendously from our collective leadership and mobilization. This is the time for us to come together and build our party and support President Museveni.