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Hon. Kaliisa Receives a Heroic Welcome From Her Supporters After Winning The NRM primaries

Hon. Kaliisa receives heroic welcome by her supporters after winning NRM primaries

Ibanda.

 It was a moment of joy and jubilation on Sunday as hundreds of Ibanda woman Mp welcomed Joverine Kaliisa Kyomukama from Kampala following his declaration as an NRM flag bearer for Ibanda woman Mp seat.   

On 3rd October 2020, the NRM Electoral Commission chaired by Dr.Tanga Odoi at  Kyandondo NRM headquarters, declared Kaliisa as elected as the NRM flag bearer of Ibanda woman Mp following a vote recount. The declaration sent Kaliisa and her supporters into jubilation.

On Sunday afternoon, hundreds of enthusiastic supporters of Kaliisa from Ibanda lined up along the Mbarara- Ibanda highway to welcome their Member of Parliament.

The supporters carried tree branches and posters to express solidarity with Kaliisa

The supporters, loaded on trucks, private cars and commuter taxis then escorted Kaliisa to Ibanda while chanting her praise.

Other groups joined the procession along Igorora trading centre, Nyabuhikye trading center, Ruhoko trading center and Ibanda town.

Kaliisa later addressed a rally at Ibanda  saza playground in Ibanda Municipality where she thanked her supporters for their support and patience.

She urged them to keep on supporting NRM and its manifesto in the forthcoming general elections.

“I urge all of you supporters to keep calm because winning is not an easy task. I promise to keep uniting Ibanda people irrespective of their religious, gender or sects and other diverse backgrounds.

Jane Bainomugisha, who had earlier been declared elected, has not yet commented on the matter.

Back ground.

This followed a petition filed by Jovrine Kaliisa Kyomukama to the NRM elections disputes tribunal that was previously authorized by the party chairperson and the president of Uganda to resolve dissatisfactions that resulted from the just concluded NRM party primaries elections.

The initial tallies of the NRM primaries in Ibanda district on September 4 stated that Jane Bainomugisha to have defeated Kyomukama who is the incumbent MP.

Bainomugisha had been declared winner by Moses Arimwerenga the Ibanda district NRM registrar with 37,606 votes while Kyomukama garnered 37,439 votes leaving a difference of only 167 votes. Kiboijana Magret had polled 19,319 Elivaida Twesigye 1,555 and Asimire Obeth 607

The win sparked off anger and dissatisfaction from Kyomukama’s camp who accused Jane Bainomugisha of rigging votes and conniving with the NRM registrar Ibanda district to alternate results on the Declaration forms.

However after the recount, Kyomukama emerged the eventual winner, with 38,124 votes. Her close rival Jane Bainomugisha polled 37,666 votes.

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