National Resistance Movement (NRM) on Friday morning conceded defeat in hotly contested Rukungiri District Woman MP By-election, and committed to “learn from their mistakes” to win future by-elections-according in a press release issued by Rogers Mulindwa, the party’s Spokesperson.
The District Returning Officer, Umar Kiyimba on Friday announced Muzanira as winner having polled 50611 votes, while her closest contender Matsiko managed 46379.
“Going by the official results released by the Electoral Commission earlier this morning, we lost the by-election in Rukungiri to FDC,” the release read in part.
He added that the NRM Secretary General Ms Justine Kasule Lumumba will soon table the election results before the Central Executive Committee (CEC) for further administrative guidance.
“We however continue to express dismay over the errant party members who opposed the official party position and never walked the journey with us. NRM lost the race but there are good signs of winning the bigger battle in this area in future,” he said, adding that, “From Rukungiri we are going back to the drawing board to evaluate ourselves and set winning strategies for the pending by-elections.”
“NRM lost the race but there are good signs of winning the bigger battle in this area in future,” he said.
“By today we have had a total of 36 by-elections involving only the positions of MPs and District Chairpersons across the country. Of these, NRM has won 27, FDC 2 (Jinja East & Rukungiri) , DP 1 (Kyotera) and the remaining 6 slots have gone to independents. This performance is evident that NRM is the most treasured political party in our country,” Mulindwa said.
“From Rukungiri we are going back to the drawing board to evaluate ourselves and set winning strategies for the pending by-elections.”