2021 YOUTH MP ELECTIONS: The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party emerged with the ultimate share of the Youth MP Elections as all candidates on Monday won all the youth members of parliament elections that were held in the country.
In Western Region, NRM’s Edson Rugumayo was declared the winner of the for the Youth Member of parliament race beating six others including Minister Beti Kamya’s son, Arnold Turwomwe.
In the elections held at Ntare School in Mbarara city Rugumayo garnered 1,419 votes against Turwomwe(independent)’s 402 votes, Adios Beineomugisha (FDC) 26 votes, James Kamukama(NUP) 3votes, Edwin Muramuzi(Independent) 41 votes and Paul Kato the former Makerere university Guild president who came on the independent ticket didn’t get any vote.
In central region youth MP elections held at the National Teachers’ College in Mubende, NRM’s Agnes Kirabo won with 780 votes beating former Makerere University Guild president, Ivan Bwowe who got 85 votes as he ran on the independent ticket, Mike Katongole 78 votes, Simon Ssenyonga,49 votes, Abdu Kalim Ziritwawula 9 votes, Joe Javiira 2 votes and Alvin Semambya trailed with one vote.
Earlier, the Electoral Commission had disqualified Moses Kasule, the National Unity Platform-NUP candidate from the race for using a voter outside the Electoral College to back his candidature.
In eastern region NRM’s Bernard Odoi beat five others to be elected the Youth MP for Eastern Uganda whereas in Northern Uganda, NRM’s Boniface Henry Okot beat others.
Earlier, Phiona Nyamutooro had also been voted the new Female National Youth MP.
Youths in Uganda are represented by five Members of Parliament, with one person coming from each of the four regions that make up the country, and one National Youth MP who is supposed to be a female.