The workers representatives race had 10 contestants battling it out for five slots that were won by commissioner of Parliament Arinaitwe Rwakajara.

Workers' MPs re-elected in NRM party primaries

Rwakajara, the overall winner in the race, thanked the delegates for the overwhelming support.

The workers representatives race had 10 contestants battling it out for five slots that were won by commissioner of Parliament Arinaitwe Rwakajara.

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JINJA – All four incumbent workers’ MPs have been re-elected as flag-bearers of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party for the 2021 general elections.

On Saturday (October 10, 2020), NRM delegates from special interest groups voted for their representatives to complete the last phase of the party primaries. The groups included youth, people with disabilities, elderly and workers’ representatives at district party offices.

The workers representatives race had 10 contestants battling it out for five slots that were won by commissioner of Parliament Arinaitwe Rwakajara, former sports state minister Charles Bakkabulindi, Dr Sam Lyomoki and Agnes Kunihira.

However, new entrant Agatha Namirembe, the chairperson of Uganda Public Employees Union, defeated Usher Wilson Owere, the chairperson of National Organisation of Trade Unions (NOTU) by 10 votes.

Rwakajara, the overall winner in the race, thanked the delegates for the overwhelming support that saw him triumph with a block vote win of 782 votes out of 800 delegates.

He vowed to bring transformation in the 44 trade unions across the county.

He promised to retable the Minimum Wage Bill, which President recently refused to sign.

The NRM electoral commission also declared Agnes Kirabo as the official flag-bearer for the Central Youth MP seat in the 2021 polls.

Kirabo, a former internal auditor at the NRM secretariat, polled 212 votes to defeat her closest rival, also vice-chairperson of the National Youth Council Safari Felix Kaihura, who had 98 votes.

Phiona Nyamutoro, a former vice-guild president of Makerere University, was also declared as party flag-bearer for the National Female Youth MP seat after defeating Desire Muhoza.

Edson Rugumayo, the youth chairperson of Ntoroko district, was declared as NRM flag-bearer for western Uganda. He trounced Patrick Mwesigye.

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