By Mable Nakibuuka
The ‘Umbrella Wave’ as it has become known amongst several Ugandans didn’t spare National Resistance Movement (NRM) cadre Mamerito Mugerwa, after he lost the Kira Municipality mayoral seat to Julius Mutebi Nsubuga, of the National Unity Platform (NUP).
Mamerito, a veteran politician and one of president Yoweri Museveni’s top supporters in Kira municipality, miserably lost to Nsubuga in the January 25th Local Council elections to the NUP candidate,
A renowned businessman in Kireka, Bweyogerere and surrounding areas, Mamerito was formerly the Kira Municipality mayor but he was ousted in the 2016 polls by Nsubuga and this time round he had decided to return to the contest for the same position, although things didn’t turn out as he expected.
According to results announced by the Electoral Commission, Nsubuga polled 25693 votes, while Mamerito scored 12155. They were followed by Kabogoza Ssemwanga, an independent candidate who got 2043 votes, Joseph Makumbi of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), who scored 1426 votes and Jackson Twinomugisha who scored 61 votes.
This means that Nsubuga will be reigning as the Kira Municipality Mayor for his second term, having occupied the same position for the past five years.
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