NRM’s Naome Kibaaju Wins Sheema North MP Seat
FDC's Guma Nuwagaba Loses to NRM's Naome Kibaaju, again
Ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) candidate Naome Kibaaju has won the Sheema North parliamentary byelection.
The election to replace Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Elioda Tumwesigye, happened on Monday, amidst heavy security presence.
Dr Tumwesigye resigned his seat to contest in the newly created Sheema Municipality — he is the current MP for the municipality.
Kibaaju beat Guma Nuwagaba, a former member of the NRM, who resigned as Mitooma Resident District Commissioner (RDC) to contest on the ticket of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC).
Nuwagaba lost to Kibaaju in the NRM party primary election, but chose to quit NRM.
And Monday evening, at precisely 09:08pm, Sheema District Returning Officer Deborah Asiimwe declared Kibaaju the Sheema North MP-elect, awaiting inauguration.
Kibaaju polled 11,326 while Nuwagaba managed 7,322 votes.
“I will work for every one; those who have supported me and those who did not,” said Kibaaju after Asiimwe declared her winner.
This is Kibaaju’s major election in Sheema politics — and Greater Bushenyi district.
She lost the 2011 Sheema Woman parliamentary election to Jacklet Atuhaire.
Then, Kibaaju had stood as an independent candidate.
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