KABALE- The Ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party candidates have today won all the nine youth members committee for Kabale Municipality defeating the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party.
The polls were held at Kabale District electoral commission offices in Makanga of Kabale Municipality under tight security led by the Commander of field force unit for Kabale district Henry Kisembo and
the Kabale Resident District Commissioner Darius Nandinda.
Ronald Bagamuhunda of NRM party was elected as the Youth Chairperson after polling 69 votes, defeating FDC candidate Anthony Muhwezi who got 35 votes, Aston Muhumuza of NRM party who polled 68 votes was declared as the vice Chairperson defeating Heyton Beinomugisha of FDC party who got 36 votes, Dan Muhwezi of NRM party was declared as general secretary after getting 69 votes defeating Collins Rukundo of the FDC party who got 35 votes, Jacob Nicholas Ainebyoona was declared as the publicity secretary after polling 68 votes while his competitor of the FDC party Davis Niwamanya got 36 votes.
Others include; Fortunate Nabimanya who was elected as Secretary for female youth after getting 69 votes while her competitor of the FDC party, Martha Abenaitwe polled 35 votes, Savious Ariho of the of NRM party was announced as secretary for students affairs defeating Joshua Kato Arinda of the FDC party who got 36 votes, Honest Niwagaba of NRM was declared as secretary for labour affairs after getting 68 votes while his competitor, Boaz Muhumuza of the FDC party got 36 votes, Devis Otebwa of NRM party was declared as secretary for sports and culture after polling 68 votes while his opponent of the FDC party, Difasi Nasasira polled only 36 votes and Herbert Ninsiima of NRM party who polled 68 votes was elected as secretary for finance, after she defeated FDC’s Alex Richard Kimuri who got 36 votes.
Lillian Aharimpisa, the presiding officer said that the election exercise ended smoothly. However, Anthony Muhwezi of the FDC party who lost to Bagamuhunda of NRM party for chairmanship said that the election was married with voter bribery and intimidation.
Bagamuhunda told our reporter that Muhwezi’s accusations are baseless saying that he mobilized most of the youth to rally behind him.
The Kabale District Electoral Commission Registrar Hajji Ahmed Naduli Musisi said that the deployment was to avert violence during the exercise.