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Kiyonga Retains NRM Kasese District Chair :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Kiyonga Retains NRM Kasese District Chair

Defense Minister Dr. Crispus Kiyonga retained his seat as Kasese district National Resistance Movement Chairperson after running unopposed in the Thursday elections.
Dr Crispus Kiyonga was unopposed for the NRM Kasese Chairman slot
Defense Minister Dr. Crispus Kiyonga has retained his seat as Kasese district National Resistance Movement (NRM) Chairperson after he ran unopposed.

The elections were held at the Rwenzori Square in Kasese town on Thursday evening in Dr. Kiyonga\'s absence.

Amon Mbusa the NRM district registrar told the district delegates that Dr. Kiyonga could not be subjected to a vote because no one had challenged him for the seat he has held since 2005.

Dr. Kiyonga has also sailed through unopposed in the NRM primaries for the Bukonzo West parliamentary seat after his rival and nephew Capson Sausi decided to run as an independent.

Dr. Kiyonga was not available for a comment as he is busy with the burial arrangements for the former Internal Affairs minister Gen. Aronda Nyakairima.

The hot contested seats were for Chairperson Women league, Publicity Secretary and Vice Chairperson.

Christine Muhindo, the Presidential Advisor on Rwenzori affairs, lost her Chairperson Women\'s league seat to two time woman parliamentary seat contestant Rehema Muhindo.

Rehema Muhindo polled 120 votes against Christine Muhindo\'s 20 votes. Christine conceded defeat after the results were anounced.

Long time serving NRM district Vice Chairperson Matovu Kaluma lost his seat to Kasese district LC 5 Chairperson Rev. Canon Julius Kithaghenda.  Kithaghenda polled 406 votes while Kaluma managed to get 204 votes.

Others elected to the NRM district mainstream committee are Johnson Kamala who recently crossed from Forum for Democratic Change who takes over as Publicity Secretary, Fred Police Businge retained his post as General Secretary, Jane Asiimwe Muhindo became the Treasurer and Zimonia Muke is the Chairperson of the Youth league.