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Universal village gets NRM flag bearer

By Abbey Ramadhan

Added 29th July 2020 11:41 PM

Mulwana who lost could not believe it, saying voters are not easy people.

Universal village gets NRM flag bearer

Gideon Karamagi being carried by his supporters after winning Joel Mulwana by 56 to 12 votes in the NRM election primaries at Luwum Street in Kampala. Photos by Abbey Ramadhan

Mulwana who lost could not believe it, saying voters are not easy people.

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Residents of Universal village in the City Centre have elected a National Resistance Movement (NRM) flag bearer who they think will win their village Local Counsel I seat in the fourth coming elections.

Gideon Karamagi emerged the winner after beating his NRM rival Joel Mulwana by 56 to 12 votes in the transparent process of lining up behind candidates in the party's primary.

Universal Village is comprised of over ten city arcades including City House, Drepa building, Hard ware City Basements, Nakasero plaza and Universal House, among others.

Karamagi, now awaits to face opposition candidates from Democratic Party (DP), Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), Uganda People's Congress (UPC), National Unity Platform (NUP), among others in the general elections.

Upon emerging the winner, Karamagi assured his supporters that they have elected a credible candidate who will beat his party's opponents come 2021.

"Being a youth and if elected the LC1 chairperson, I am going to tap youth into government programmes such as Operation Wealth Creation, youth livelihood and Women Entrepreneurship Programme (UWEP) in order improve their livelihood," Karamagi said.

Meanwhile, Mulwana who lost could not believe it, saying voters are not easy people.

"Even friends could not vote in my favor, human beings are not easy," Mulwana wondered as Frank Mubiru and Simpson Muwonge went unopposed on representing the elderly and the persons with disability, respectively.

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