CENTRAL: Ms Justine Nameere, the daughter of Agriculture Minister, Mr Vincent Ssempijja has been trounced in the National Resistance Movement (NRM) primaries for party’s flag bearer for the Central Region Youth Member of Parliament.
The tally sheets indicate that Ms Agnes Kirabo was enjoying an early lead on Saturday.
According to results from various districts in the central region, Ms Kirabo was ahead of 12 contenders including Ms Justine Nameere, the daughter of Agriculture Minister, Mr Vincent Ssempijja.
Ms Nameere performed dismally in several districts including Kalungu, her home district.
Others in the race were; Ms Joan Nanseko, Mr Hakim Mabingo, Mr Abdul Kiberu, Mr Fred Mujjuzi Mr Felix Kayihura, Ms Mastullah Nakibuule, Ms Rachael Namono, Mr Victor Sserunkuma, Mr Alvin Semambya and Ms John Bagenda.
According to provisional results, Ms Kirabo was ahead of other candidates in the region with 198 votes followed by Mr Kayihura who got 87 votes.
Ms Nakibuule was in third position with 61 votes, Ms Nameere was in fourth position with 24 votes while Ms Nanseko had 16 votes .
In Masaka District, Ms Kirabo collected five votes, Mr Kayihura got two votes while the rest got zero.
In Mityana District, Ms Kirabo polled 13 votes, Mr Kayihura received four votes, Mr Kiberu got three votes, Mr Sembambya got two votes while the other candidates walked away with no vote.
In the neighbouring Mubende District, Ms Kirabo got 14 votes, Ms Kayihura got six votes, Ms Nakibuule got five votes and the rest scored zero.
In Kalangala District, Ms Kirabo received four votes, Ms Nameere got two votes, Ms Nakibuule received four votes, Mr Kayihura and Mr Ssemambya got one vote each, while the other candidates failed to get any vote.
In Mpigi District, other candidates got nothing except Ms Kirabo who got five votes. In the district, Ms Nakibuule got three votes, Ms Nanseko received two votes and Ms Nameere got one vote.
In Rakai District, Ms Nameere trounced other candidates with seven votes.
Here, Ms Nanseko got four votes, Ms Kirabo got three votes, Mr Kayihura received one vote while other candidates didn’t register any vote.
In Kyotera District, Ms Nanseko carried the day with nine votes, while both Ms Nameere and Ms Kirabo each got three votes.
In Bukomansimbi District, Ms Kirabo who got five votes, Mr Ssembatya got three votes and Ms Nakibuule garnered two votes. The other candidates got nothing.
NRM party members also elected their parliamentary flag-bearers for Persons With Disabilities, Workers and Older Persons and one female national representative for each of the groups.