MBARARA- Former educationist, Joram Ruranga Tibasiimwa, has been declared the flag bearer of National Resistance Movement Party (NRM) primary election for western region elderly persons Member of Parliament.
Dr. Tanga Odoi, Chairperson NRM electoral commission, declared Tibasiimwa a winner, in Kyadondo after tallied results were transmitted in to Kampala.
Unlike in the past elections when voting for special interest groups was done collectively as electoral colleges met in one area to vote, this time due to COVID-19 pandemic each district college elected from their respective districts.
329 voters participated in the election.
Tibasiimwa, who garnered 215 votes beat three others that include Anna Muhindo Bakazimbaga, who came second with 30 votes, third place was Emeritus Bishop Zebedee Kahangwa-Masereka, with 29 votes and Priscah Mwesigwa came last with 2 votes.
Tibasiimwa will hold the NRM ticket in the 2021 general elections to represent 32 districts and 12 municipalities that make three regions of Rwenzori, Kigezi and Ankole.
Born in 1943, Rubingo, Kitwe, Kyeizooba Sub County, then greater Bushenyi district, 77 years old Tibasiimwa, is a renowned educationist who has served in most prominent schools in western Uganda as both teacher and Head teacher for over 33 years.
Some of these schools include; Mbarara High School, Muntuyera High School Kitunga, and Mtorere Secondary school.
He joined politics in 2002 and District Councilor for Kyeizoba Sub County later becoming a district speaker for Greater Bushenyi.
Currently, Tibasiimwa is the chairperson, National council for older Persons a position he has held from 2016, he is also chairperson Nkore Older Persons Association since 2007 to date.
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