Joram Ruranga Tibasiimwa on Saturday emerged the NRM flag-bearer in the race to represent the western Uganda-based elderly in parliament.
Former Education minister Jessica Alupo who had been controversially declared the winner of the NRM flag for Katakwi district woman MP seat has lost the petition against her.
President Yoweri Museveni has denied sending his relatives to contest in the NRM Party Primaries.
President Yoweri Museveni has advised politicians against joining elective leadership as a scheme for wealth accumulation.
President Yoweri Museveni has said that the recent ugly incidences of violence that marred NRM Primaries have been caused by peoples’ greed to come to Parliament to enjoy ‘fat’ salaries.
President Yoweri Museveni has started visiting all districts in the country which experienced violence and chaos in the just concluded NRM Primary elections.
President Museveni, who is also the chairman of the NRM, called on contenders who are not satisfied with the results from the MP primaries to get facts so they can be used to bring those who were involved in election malpractice to book.
Preliminary results from across the country in the NRM party primary elections indicate that ministers are headed for defeat to newcomers such as Dr Charles Ayume who is widely believed to carry the flag after the final announcement of the results.
State Minister for ICT Peter Ogwang has said that he will not go against the NRM flag bearer if he loses in the party elections.
Ogwang is contesting for NRM flag for newly created Ngariam County against a little known Augustine Otuko, his former aide.
NRM Party has kicked off the process of displaying voters’ register ahead of the Party primary elections next week. The ruling party will on Friday, September 04, conduct its party primaries to pick flag bearers for parliamentary elections in February 2020.