Winners of the Friday polls pose for a group photo with the NRM National Chairman, President Yoweri Museveni at Kololo Independence Grounds


In his capacity as chairman of the National Resistance Movement, President Yoweri Museveni has asked whoever lost in the Friday polls of the NRM Caucus executives and the EALA by-elections not think only about themselves but the party.

Museveni who was at Kololo during the elections, said “what matters is not the positions of individuals but the agenda of the party as a whole.”

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After announcement of the results, Museveni went to his Twitter handle and tweeted, “I congratulate all those that participated in the NRM Caucus executive elections and the EALA by-elections irrespective of the results. What matters is not the positions of individuals but the agenda of the party as a whole. Democracy won. Congratulations.”

The polls were won Herbert Kinobere (Vice chairman), Lillian Aber as General Secretary, Alex Brandon Kintu as Publicity Secretary and Faith Nakut the Secretary for finance.

The stiffest competition however, was between James Kakooza and Godfrey Kiwanda Suubi both former state ministers of health and tourism respectively. The duo contested for EALA slot that fell vacant following the untimely demise of Hon Matia Kasamba.

Being a member of the Central Executive Committee of NRM, Kiwanda saw himself as a winner even before the polls. But this hit a snag when voters snubbed him in favour of Kakooza.

In an election believed to have been very transparent, Kakooza polled 93 votes and Kiwanda scored 85 votes placing him behind the former.