By Frank Kamuntu
Kampala: According to the results declared by the NRM Electoral Commission Chairman Dr Tanga Odoi, on Friday morning August 21, 2020, the Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga, scored 6,776 votes against the State Minister for Lands, Ms Persis Namuganza’s 3,882 votes; for the second national vice chairperson slot.
The two have not had kind words for each other during the campaigns with Ms Namuganza riding on her youthful age as a reason to oust the 62-year-old Kadaga.
In same vein, Dr Chris Baryomunsi was announced the Central Executive Committee (CEC) Vice Chairperson for Western Uganda with 5947 votes edging out long serving Maj.Gen.Mataayo Kyaligonza who secured only 2550.
However, the battle for vice chairperson for greater Kampala region attracted the former Rubaga North MP, Mr Singh Katongole, and Mr Salim Uhuru, to challenge incumbent Mr Godfrey Nyakana.
Katongole scored 4,503 votes against Nyakana’s 2,665 votes. Salim Uhuru came third with 2,466 votes.
The Eastern race still put Capt. Mike Mukula ahead of Hon. Sanjay Tanna by a small margin a move that forced Tanga Odoi to hold the declaration of the winner sitting possibilities of changes due to a small margin difference.
For vice chairman Buganda region, Godfrey Kiwanda Ssuubi, the State Minister for Tourism, took the day after defeating his closest challenger Moses Karangwa Kalisa. Kiwanda got 4,749 votes against Karangwa’s 3,701. Other contestants in the race were Kiganda Twaha Ssonko who got 1,048 votes, Mayengo Moses who got 127 votes and Magaro John 675.
Whereas, Deputy Speaker Jacob Oalanyah scored 7,473 votes against the incumbent Sam Engola’s 1,665 votes. Timothy Okee Jokene got 895 votes while Dr Odongo Oledo ganered only 277 votes.
Here are the winners and losers;
National Chairperson: Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
First Vice National chairperson : Al hajji Moses Kigongo.
2nd Vice National Chairperson (female) :
Rebecca Kadaga – 6,776 (winner)
Namuganza Persis – 3,943
Regional Vice Chairpersons .
Amooti Nyakana -2665
Singh katongole – 4503 (winner)
Uhuru Salim – 2665
Kiganda Ssonko- 1000
Godfrey Kiwanda- (4749)
Mayendo moses- _
Magalo John – 676
Kaliisa kalangwa -3701
Diini Emmanuel- 224
Kintu Florence- 1875
Kafuda Boaz -662
Sanjay Tanna- 4162
Mike Mukulu – 5818 (winner)
Akello Christine Harriet – 162
Jacob oulanya – 7,473 (winner)
Sam Engola – 1,665
Dr. Odong – 277
Aleper Simon peter- 8,143 (winner)
Jimmy Lokoru – 2,220