RUKUNGIRI- Forum for Democratic Change’s (FDC) Dr. Akampurira Ham won the hotly contested Rukungiri district youth executive committee as chairman in the general elections held on Monday October 19th 2020 at Rukungiri district headquarters.
Dr. Akampurira was declared the winner by the Rukungiri district Returning Officer Mr. Namaara Abas after garnering 27 votes against NRM’s Rukundo Paul who got 25 votes.
Dr. Akampurira shortly after being declared the winner revealed that he will fulfill his manifesto as well as advocating for the betterment of the youth.
“This is a milestone in youths’ development and my promise is that I will fulfil my manifesto in ensuring that the youth work towards improving their well being and a healthy income status” Mr Akampa told the press.
Others who were elected on the committee to work with Ham Akampurira include Twahirwa Innocent of the NRM who got 30 votes to defeat his closest challenger Tumwebaze Brian who garnered 23 votes on vice chairperson seat.
Ms Akankuunda Divoter Mary of the NRM party was voted the General Secretary after polling 30 votes and henceforth defeating Musinga Saul of the FDC who garnered 23 votes.
Ms Musiime Medrine of FDC won the publicity seat with 29 votes defeating Mr. Ndyabijuka Africano of the NRM who got 24 votes. Tumuhirwe Judith of the FDC was voted the secretary for female youth affairs after polling 28 votes against Kyomwaka Betasi of the NRM who polled only 25 votes.
Ayebaare gift of the NRM won the secretary for students’ affairs seat with 30 votes beating Mr. Tukwatanise Gilbert of FDC who got 23 votes, Kwikiriza Paul of the NRM won the post of secretary for labor affairs garnering 28 votes against Nasasira Samuel’s 25.
Mr. Karamuzi Prosper won secretary for sports and culture position unopposed and Kanshaabe Shallon of the NRM candidate won secretary for finance seat with 30 votes defeating Mr. Mugyenyi Edger of the FDC who garnered 23 votes.
The Rukungiri district returning Officer Mr. Namaara K Abas hailed the youths for exhibiting the high level of discipline during the election time adding that all parties are winners since they shared the seats basing on different political affiliations.
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