The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) has swept the Youth MP elections, taking all the four regional seats in Parliament.
Agnes Kirabo took the Central region youth MP seat after collecting 780 votes against her closest challenger, Ivan Bwowe (Independent) who garnered 85 votes.
Only 78 delegates voted for Michael Katongole while Simon Sennyonga had 49 votes.
Abdel Kareem Ziritwawula and Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party’s Gyaviira Kasumba got nine votes each.
Alvin Semmamba received the support of a lone delegate while Moses Kasule of the National Unity Platform (NUP) was disqualified by the Electoral Commission (EC) on grounds that he used a non-delegate to support his candidature.
In Western Uganda, Edson Rugumayo emerged winner, beating off challenge from five other candidates namely, Denmark Adios Beineomugisha, (FDC) James Kamukama(NUP) and Independents; Edwin Muramuzi, Paul Kato and Arnold Turwomwe.
Rugumayo garnered 1,419 votes against Turwomwe’s 402 votes. Beineomugisha collected 26 votes, James Kamukama got three votes, Muramuzi 41 votes while no delegate out of the 1,891 delegates voted for Kato.
In Northern Uganda, Boniface Henry Okot carried day after collecting1,280 votes beating Boniface Young of the NUP who got 104 votes.
Daniel Obal (independent) got 75 votes, Kelvin Ocaya of the Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) and Patrick Odero of the FDC scored 10 and 03 votes respectively.
Out of the 1,731 youth delegates from the 41 districts of West Nile, Karamoja, Acholi and Lango sub –regions, 1,485 delegates cast their votes while 246 were turned away for late arrival.
In Eastern Uganda, Odoi Bernard Onen Mutusa polled 967 votes to beat off a stiff challenge from Sumayyah Aliza Balunywa (Independent) who got 448 votes.
Jackline Ajego garnered 208 votes followed by Judah Thadeo Wanyama with 105 votes. Alfred Ongwen polled 11 while John Solomon Nabuyanda trailed with one vote.
No opposition party had a candidate in this contest.
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