Following the hotly contested Sheema municipality NRM primaries which were won by Minister Elioda Tumwesigye, some of the candidates have conceded defeat.
Jonathan Bongonzya one of the candidates who came fifth in the eight man race with 1215 votes conceded defeat and congratulated the winner Dr. Elioda through a post on social media..
‘’I have lost the battle for NRM Mp flag bearer but not lost the war to actively contribute to the development of our dear Sheema,’’ Bongonzya wrote.
‘’ I thank you all for your support and love. I also take this opportunity to congratulate the winner Hon Elioda and wish him well in his next struggle. My fellow candidates, thank you for the spirited fight, and i urge you that we keep together in the struggle to build and develop Sheema,’’ He added
Bongonzya also noted that there are many ways to contribute towards the development of Sheema apart from being a Member of Parliament.
Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye emerged Winner with 9224 votes, followed by Eng.Raymond 4514 votes, Mwebesa came third with 2932 votes, BFM’s Jonas Tumwine Polling 2604 votes, David Kamukama 1569 votes, Jonathan Bongonzya 1215 votes, Mr.Polly Nkwatsibwe Kataate 1926 votes, and Cadre Mucunguzi polled 716 votes.
The nomination for general election ends today with Elioda as a flag bearer for NRM, independents; Misharch Katusiime, Khoi Khoi and Mwesigye Blackman.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website