By Spy Uganda
Kampala: According to the results from NRM primary elections that were declared on saturday revealed that ministers Evelyn Anite (Investment), Elioda Tumwesigye (Technology) Adolf Tumwesigye (Defense), Mary Karooro Okurut (General Duties), Michael Werikhe (Trade), Mwesigwa Rukutana ( Labour) and Christopher Kibazanga (Veteran Affairs) lost and it is reported that they are ready to run independently in the 2021 general elections.
According to the results declared from Koboko Municipality, Ms Anite, was defeated by Dr Charles Ayume with a difference of 768 votes in a seat she has occupied for only one term.
In addition, Minister of Science and Technology Elioda Tumwesigye who attempted to run in the newly-created Sheema North Municipality was trounced by Moneybags Mr. Dickson Kateshumbwa, the former Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) commissioner for customs.
This was after Tumwesigye abandoned the Sheema constituency he had represented from 2011 and opted for Sheema North Municipality, which had been carved out of Sheema constituency
As if all the above were not enough, Minister of Veterans Affairs Christopher Kibazanga, who has been representing Bughendera County in Bundibugyo District where he shifted in 2016, having ran away from the Opposition stronghold of Kasese District, was defeated by Mr Acrobat Kiiza.
Minister of general duties in Prime Minister’s Office (OPM) Ms Karooro Okurut, who has been the Bushenyi Woman MP representative for more than 10 years, was trounced by Ms Annet Katusiime Mugisha.
Other State Ministers who lost the race include Simon D’ujanga (State Minister for Energy), Gabriel Aridru (State Minister of Finance for General Duties), Michael Werikhe Kafabusa (State Minister for Trade), Henry Oryem Okello (State Minister for Foreign Affairs) and Isaac Isanga Musumba (State Minister for Regional Foreign Affairs). All the above Ministers were on a list of long serving members of President Museveni’s Cabinet.
The race in Mawogola North included Museveni’s younger brother Godfrey Aine Kaguta also known as Sodo against Shartis Musherure, a daughter to Foreign Affairs minister Sam Kahamba Kutesa and another candidate Salim Kisekka. The trio is fighting to replace Sam Kutesa who is retiring from active politics.