RUKUNGIRI: The Former Minister of Information and national guidance Maj Gen Jim Muhwezi has won his bid to represent Rujumbura Constituency, Rukungiri district in Parliament on the NRM party ticket.
The results were declared today at around 3:30am by the NRM district registrar Jackson Mugarura Kiiza in the exercise that was held at the district council hall.
Maj Gen Jim Muhwezi also the former Member of Parliament for Rujumbura Constituency beat his rival, Julius Muhurizi to the party’s flag bearer for the Constituency after scooping 27,199 votes in an early victory.
Muhurizi came second with 4,565 Votes, losing with a margin of 22,634 votes. Natuhwera Vanansio Bagateireyo claimed third with 2134 votes and Kamugisha Alex Kanwangari the last with 269 Votes.
Maj Gen Jim Muhwezi after a land slide victory at the tally noted that his focus now is at general elections to ensure that the constituency seat is retained.
He will now face off with the incumbent Hon. Fred Turyamwheza who claimed victory in the concluded FDC primaries.
Dr. Elisa Rutahigwa retained the flag after garnering 5056 votes against Deus Mugarura’s 777 votes for Rukungiri Municipality parliamentary seat. Dr. Elisa will now tussle with FDC’s Dr. Tumwiine wallen along Ms Ingrid Kamateneti Turinawe who opted to come as independent after losing FDC party primary elections.
By the time of filling the story, the exercise was still ongoing to determ who for Rubabo Constituency of which the incumbent Hon. Mary Paula Turyahikayo is battling it with her immediate rival David Tushabomwe Ndindirize and nine others.
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