Ogwang: I will not Contest as an Independent

Minister Peter Ogwang walking to his polling station in Oale, Katakwi district earlier today.

The state minister for ICT Peter Ogwang will not seek re-election as an independent candidate in next year’s general elections should he lose today’s NRM parliamentary primaries.

Ogwang is among the ministers that appear to be losing their re-election bids. Other ministers reported to be losing the primaries are, Evelyn Anite (Investment), Elioda Tumwesigye (Science and Technology), Mwesigwa Rukutana (Labour), Mary Karooro Okurut (General Duties – OPM), Prof Ephraim Kamuntu (Justice and Constitutional Affairs), Adolf Mwesige (Defence), and Christopher Kibazanga (Veteran Affairs).

The outgoing Usuk MP had relocated to the newly created Ngariam county in Katakwi district.

He tweeted earlier today indicating that he will back the winner of today’s primary election for the good of NRM.

“For the good of the NRM party, I will not contest as an Independent candidate if I lose in today’s Party Primaries. May the best candidate win,” Ogwang stated.

He was in the race with his former political assistant, Augustine Otuko.

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