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Jailed Rukutana Finally Declared Winner

The State Minister For Labor Hon Rukutana Mwesigwa has finally  been declared the winner of Rushenyi county NRM Primary elections for the Parliamentary flag bearer in the forthcoming 2021 general elections.

During the recently concluded NRM primaries, his main rival Ms. Kabasharira was declared the winner with 24,006 votes while Mr. Rukutana had got 23,966 votes leaving a difference of only 40 votes.

Rukutana rejected the out-come of an election citing that about eight (8) polling stations were not included which forced the National Resistance Movement Party Electoral Commission Chairman, Dr. Tanga Odoi to cancel results in which the NRM returning officer declared Kabasharira winner having defeated Minister Mwesigwa Rukutana.

After the second tallying of votes from over 12 polling stations that had not been counted,  Rukutana emerged winner of Rushenyi country defeating his main rival Naome Kabasharira.

This comes after he was released by  Ntungamo Chief Magistrate’s court  on a cash bail of Shs 4M after he had been in jail on charges of attempted murder, threatening violence, malicious damage and theft of a gun.

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