By Aggrey Twesigye
Edson Rugumayo of the National Resistance Movement -NRM party, has been elected the western region Youth Member of Parliament.
Rugumayo was declared the winner of a race that attracted six candidates, including, Denmark Adios Beineomugisha, (FDC) James Kamukama(NUP), Edwin Muramuzi, Paul Kato, Arnold Turwomwe, all Independent candidates.
The Youth delegates who were drawn from 38 districts that form the regions of Kigezi, Ankole, Bunyoro, and Toro converged at Ntare School in Mbarara city.
The returning officer Apollo Musinguzi declared, Edson Rugumayo NRM as the duly elected Youth Member of Parliament after he garnered 1,419 votes beating his stiff competitor Arnold Turwomwe Independent who managed to collect 402 votes.
Others scored as follows; Adios Beineomugisha, FDC collected 26 votes, James Kamukama got 03 votes, Kato Paul independent 00 votes, Muramuzi Edwin, Independent 41 votes, and out of the 1891 votes cast there was no rejected or spoilt vote.
By the time of declaration, other candidates were not present nor were their agents and thus they never signed on the declaration forms.
Rugumayo, after being declared, said that he had a long way to walk with the youth who voted him and assured them of working together.
The voting that started at Midday was concluded at 9:15 pm and the winner was declared at 1:32 am on Tuesday 2nd January 2021.
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