By Abdulkarim Ssengendo
The State minister for animal industry Lt. Col. Bright Rwamirama retained his seat after defeating his closest opponent Dr. Posiano Mugyenyi in Tuesday’s party primaries.
But Mugyenyi pulled out of the race before the start of polling Tuesday morning.
Rwamirama polled 25,599 (58%) while Posiano Mugyenyi got 17,206 votes (39%).
This is the second time Rwamirama has defeated Posiano at party level, after beating him in the 2010 party elections and 2011 general elections.
District registrar Vet Taremwa announced the results at the district headquarters on Wednesday.
Steven Kangwagye also retained Bukanga seat after polling 45,588 (78%) defeating Nathan Byanyima who also withdrew from the race before voting started but nevertheless garnered 1,146 votes (18%).
In Isingiro, South MP Alex Bakunda Byarugaba also retained his seat after defeating his closest challenger Anthony Twesigye with 26,307 votes (52%) and Twesigye got 12,214 (30%) votes.
Justine Ayebazibwe Kashaija won the district woman MP seat with 51,413 votes while incumbent Grace Byarugaba came up short with 38,511 votes.
Meanwhile Jeremiah Kamulari won district LC5 chairmanship, getting 69,512 votes (51%) but his rival Silver Mwesigwa’s 45,109 was not good enough.