The losers led by Minister of State for Investment Evelyn Anite who lost the Koboko NRM flag to Dr Charles Ayume said that despite the irregularities in the primaries, they will not challenge the results.
Some Members of Parliament who lost in the National Resistance
Movement (NRM) party primaries have said they will not contest on the independent
ticket in the 2021 elections.
The MPs also want the party to address the mess that characterised
the elections. They cited the lack of a register of NRM voters, allowing non-party
members to vote, voter bribery and intimidation among others.
The losers led by Minister of State for Investment Evelyn Anite
who lost the Koboko NRM flag to Dr Charles Ayume said that despite the irregularities, they will not challenge the results.
Some of the MP's who lost include; Charles Ilukor (Kumi County),
Michael Tusiime the MP Mbarara Municipality, Lillian Nakate the MP Woman MP
Luweero, Abraham Byandala the Katikamu North MP, Amos Mandera the Buyamba County
MP and John Bosco Lubyayi the MP Mawokota South.
Others are Grace Freedom Kwiyucwiny the Minister
Northern Uganda Affairs, Rose Tumusiime the MP Entebbe Municipality, Kasirivu
Atwooki the Bungangaizi West MP, Henry Okello Oyrem the State Minister Foreign
Affairs, Gabriel Agedra the Minister of State for Finance-(General Duties),
Juliet Kyinyamatama the Rakai Woman MP and John Byabagambi the State Minister
The MPs who addressed a press conference on Wednesday at
Parliament also said that they will campaign for President Museveni and the
other party flag bearers. Anite said that they will persuade other NRM members who lost
not to contest as independents.
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Byandala says that not contesting the outcome of the elections, does not imply that
they were genuinely defeated. Byandala added that the party leadership should ensure
that acts of voter bribery, intimidation are not repeated in the next
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Amos Mandera the Buyamba County MP says that they will focus on building
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More than 100 MPs were defeated in the NRM primaries.