Naome Kibaaju Beats 4 Men to Sheema North NRM Flag

Naome Kibaaju

The ruling National Resistance Movement yesterday elected Ms. Naome Kibaaju as the flag bearer for Sheema North parliamentary seat.

The seat fell vacant after its occupant; Minister Elioda Tumwesigye was elected to represent neighboring Sheema Municipality.

Kibaaju, the only woman in the race emerged winner with an outstanding 10747 votes (56.14%).

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Her contenders included Willis Muhereza who got 353 votes (1.84%), Arthur Mugisha who managed 636 votes (3.32%), Frank Owoyesigyire who came out with 891 votes (4.65%), and Guma Nuwagaba who came second with 6290 votes (32.86%).

Ms Kibaaju was declared winner by Dr. Tanga Odoi, the NRM electoral commission chairman at the Kigarama sub county tallying centre at around 8; 00pm.

Odoi thanked his team and the candidates for conducting a peaceful election exercise.

There were however, a number of allegations of bribery and violence during the course of the election, particularly in Kafunjo in Kyangyenyi Sub County.

Police intervened and fired bullets in the air to disperse a crowd which had started pelting stones at the suspects.

One of the contenders Mr. Guma Nuwagaba told Chimpreports that he was attacked and brutally assaulted by unknown people on the eve of the election.

The main elections will be held on 8th October 2018 according to Electoral Commission road map.

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