Ms. Angela Nakuya, a daughter of former Bank of Uganda (BoU) Deputy Governor Louis Kasekende, has been defeated in the National Female Youth parliamentary elections after she garnered only three of the 428 valid votes cast for candidates.
Ms. Phiona Nyamutoro of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) who was declared winner of the polls held at Mvara SS in Arua city garnered 296 votes (92%) with her closest rival Prima Tukamushaba getting 66 votes.
Busomoke Marcelina (Independent) got 28 votes, Amongin Prisca Nangiro (Independent) 15 votes, Musenero Hajira 11 votes, Kaija Doreen of National Unity Platform (NUP) three votes, Kenyangi Janet Kikwaya (Independent) two and Kembabazi Doreen one vote.
Other contenders include Natukunda Charlotte who got 3 votes while Musimenta Givendolinn and Desire Muhooza got zero votes each.
Africa Tembelea understands that elections which were supposed to close at 4 pm on Friday failed to take off as the youth delegates turned rowdy demanding that each of them is paid 2 million Shillings before voting for the candidates.
According to electoral commission (EC) officials, each delegate was supposed to receive 530,000 Shillings as facilitation. However, a bitter exchange ensued between the youths, EC and security officials as all efforts to negotiate a common figure failed. It was later agreed that each delegate receives 750,000 Shillings.
Nyamutoro, who hails from Nebbi district, becomes the first female youth MP from West Nile. She replaces Anna Ebaju Adeke of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) who was recently elected Soroti District Woman MP, a seat that had been occupied by Angelline Asio Osegge.
She holds a First-class Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies and a Master’s in Public Administration and Management from Makerere University where she also served as Vice-Guild President from 2015-2016.