NRM losers concede defeat

National Resistance Movement former aspirants in the Bubulo West by-election have said they will rally behind the winner after losing in the party primaries.

According to the results declared by Mr Michael Mumya, the NRM party registrar recently, Ms Mutonyi polled 23,244 votes representing 42.04 per cent of the vote against her closest rival, Mr Ronnie Walukhu Wataka, who scored 12,174 votes [22 per cent].

Others include Mr Michael Nataka, the former Red Cross country secretary, who polled 9,767 (17.66) per cent, Mr John Simiyu 4,895 (8.88 per cent) and Mr Peter Werikhe Christopher 1,968 (3.56 per cent). Losers led by Mr Nataka said although the election was marred by some irregularities, they would support the Ms Mutonyi in the upcoming by-election.

“The party primaries were marred by irregularities but we shall rally behind Ms Mutonyi for the good of the party,” said Mr Nataka. Mr Walukhu said he accepted defeat and will rally support for Ms Mutonyi.

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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