By our Reporter-
The disagreement has erupted in the family of the fallen Ruhaama County Member of Parliament; Beijukye William Zinkuratiire over who will succeed the seat formerly occupied by the deceased.
This follows the family meeting held on Saturday failed to reach an agreement to choose someone who will be ably contest and reclaim the deceased’s seat to ensure that the journey started by their son is realized in three and half years left.
In the meeting convened by the Ruhaama NRM chairman; Joseph Musaka was shocked to hear that one the family members Johnson Rumanywa Zinkuratiire (41) has already announced himself over the local and social media that he is the family choice to replace his fallen brother.
They noted that Allen Beijukye the wife to the fallen MP Zinkuratiire and Johnson are spitting fire over rightful successor both claiming the seat.
Beijukye William Zinkurateire (46), who had replaced First Lady Janet Museveni as Ruhaama MP, died on Friday November 3, at Nsambya Hospital after battling Hepatitis B, a viral infection that attacks the liver.
He was laid to rest last Tuesday 7th November 2017 at their country home in Kitashekwa Kakukuuru in Ruhaama Sub County, Ntungamo district.
The Electoral Commission is yet to declare the date for the by-election in the county.
This now created a gap for others to show interest in the Ruhaama County seat including Santurina Namanya Kachene the, the manager of Boona FM in Rukungiri who contested against Zinkuratiire and lost in 2016, Dr. Bazinzi Natamba, Hon. Yonah Musinguzi Bikwatsizehi the former Ntungamo municipality MP,Moses Kahima ,Adens Rutaro Ntare ,Kenneth Kagundu (FDC),Eng. Jackson Mubangizi Kabikire an official from UNBS,Allen Beijukye; the wife to the deceased, Mupenzi Ashel the councilor for Rweikiniro sub county Ntungamo district,Brenda Ankunda Mutesi,Muheebwa Anold Kongo of the Red Ribbon. Dr.Bazinzi Natamba, Boora Erick Musafiri,January Bamanzi Zibaagwe,Mpamire Phillip Rwakikambuzi and Johnson Zinkuratiire.
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