Sam Lyomoki dropped, Dr. Obuku beaten as NRM dominates Workers MPs

2021 Elections Watch

The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) dominated the Workers' Members of Parliament race as they registered three candidates.

The elections for workers' representatives took place at Kibuli Secondary School with incumbent and rebellious Dr. Sam Lyomoki getting knocked out.

NRM's Arinaitwe Rwakajara, former Minister of Sports Charles Bakabulindi (NRM) emerged victorious for the night, taking home two of the five slots.

The other two slots were taken by independent candidates; Margaret Rwabushaija Namubiru who polled the highest tally of votes (291) as well as Dr. Abdhulu Byakatonda who polled 174 votes to take the fourth slot.

With the NRM and independent candidates tied to two slots each, it was left to one for the female workers' slot.

The slot was however swept clear by NRM's Agnes Abwoli Kunihira (NRM) who trounced her only Challenger Annet Birungi by 332 votes against 161.

Among those who failed to make it also included; Usher Wilson Owere, the chairman of the National Organisation of Trade Unions and vocal chairman of Uganda Medical Association, Dr. Ekwaro Obuku.

Accordingly, 500 delegates turned up to vote, and only six did not participate.

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