National Politics

Kabale PWDs chairperson loses councillorship seat

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 By Naboth Isaac Niwagaba

Famous Politician in Kabale District Ms Anne Kobusingye has lost another seat at the District Council just a few months after she lost the election of the LC.5 Chairperson for Persons with Disabilities.

Ms Kobusingye was seeking to defend her position as the female councilor representing persons with disabilities on NRM ticket but she was defeated by independent candidate Eunice Turyamuhaki in an election that was held at Golf course in Makanga, Kabale Municipality on Wednesday.

According to the final results announced by the Kabale District Returning Officer Hajji Naduli Musisi, Kobusingye polled 34 votes against Turyamuhaki’s 40.

Kobusingye lost the District Chairpersonship seat for the PWDs in October last year when the Electoral Commission organized the election for mainstream leadership structures for the Special Interest Groups- S.I.Gs

Kobusingye who has been in the Kabale District Council representing  PWDs for close to 20 years,  fled the polling venue Wednesday before the tallying was done. After the final results were announced, Turyamuhaki was lifted in the air by the voters as they apparently danced in celebration of Kobusingye’s defeat more than they celebrated the former’s win.

Meanwhile, NRM’s Herbert Katungi was declared winner of the election for PWDS Male Councilor after defeating independent candidate Richard Mugabi with 51 votes to 23.

Saturday George –NRM defeated Abariho Innocent- FDC to win the Workers Male Councilor election, while Betty Amasiko was declared the female councilor representing workers after defeating Independent candidate Ruth Arinaitwe. 

NRM’s Bagamuhunda Ronald garnered  265 votes for the Male Youths Councilor defeating his closest opponent  Amanya Edwin Ballack who got 193 while Namara Hellen Natasha – NRM  was elected as female youth councilor defeating her closest rival Specious Akampurira of the Forum for Democratic Change- FDC.