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Minister Musumba Defeated in Buzaaya by Kadaga Ally 

The Minister of State for Urban Planning, Isaac Musumba has been floured in the National Resistance Movement party primary elections for Buzaaya Member of Parliament.

The results released by Kamuli district NRM election officer, Dr. Katawera Stephen declared former MP Mugabi Martin Muzale the winner with 36,863 votes.

Mr. Kintu Paul Bamusimbule came second with 7,812 votes followed by the incumbent Musumba, who got 5,121 votes.

Mr. Kirenda Samuel came fourth with 1,874 votes followed by Wandera Wilson who polled last with 377.

Musumba defeated Muzaale in 2016 and the latter has significantly positioned himself to take back his seat.

Musumba during a meeting at State House last month between President Museveni and the Busoga leaders, told the latter to find him a job elsewhere since his political ground in Buzaaya had already been shaken by Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga.

Meanwhile, the daughter of NRM historical, Sam Magara, Patricia Magara has won the party primary elections for Katikamu South Member of Parliament.

The Luwero district NRM election officer Davidson Kamugisha declared Ms. Magara the winner with 8,340 votes representing 45% of the total 18,871 votes.

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She was followed by Kalume Abubakar who polled 7,150 votes.

The incumbent Ssembatya Edward Ndawula came last with 3,381 votes (18%). Ssembatya, a former accountant at Parliament is serving his first term after winning the 2016 elections.

Patricia, a former State House employee stood for the same position in 2015 NRM primaries but was defeated by Ssembatya.

The Friday’s NRM results indicate poor voter turnout compared to 2016 when Katikamu South had 61,593 on the national voters register.

Only 18,871 voters participating in the NRM primaries implies the the party has to work extra hard to retain the seat in Parliament.

 

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