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NRM concedes defeat in Rukungiri

By Vicky Wandawa

Added 1st June 2018 05:46 PM

The hotly contested Rukungiri woman MP race which saw Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) candidate Betty Muzanira beat her National Resistance Movement (NRM) rival Winfred Matsiko took place on Thursday.

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The hotly contested Rukungiri woman MP race which saw Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) candidate Betty Muzanira beat her National Resistance Movement (NRM) rival Winfred Matsiko took place on Thursday.

The National Resistance Army has released a statement concerning the just concluded by elections in Rukungiri.

The hotly contested Rukungiri woman MP race which saw Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) candidate Betty Muzanira beat her National Resistance Movement (NRM) rival Winfred Matsiko took place on Thursday.

“Going by the official results released by the Electoral Commission earlier this morning, we lost the by-election in Rukungiri to FDC. We polled 46,379 against 50,611. The Secretary General, Justine Kasule Lumumba will   shortly table these results before the Central Executive Committee (CEC) for further administrative guidance,” the party spokesperson, Roger Mulindwa wrote.

However, he added that the party expressed dismay over the errant party members who opposed the official party position and never walked the journey with the NRM members.

He continued that although NRM lost the race there were good signs of winning the battle in the same area in the future.

“Our support in Rukungiri district has continued to grow into a fertile ground for hope in the future elections,” he said, adding that the party had won a total of 27 by-elections, out of 36, thus evidence that NRM is the most treasured political party in the country.

“From Rukungiri we are going back to the drawing board to evaluate ourselves and set winning strategies for the pending by-elections,” he said.

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