KYOTERA — Incumbent Chairman Mr Patrick Kintu Kisekulo has overwhelming been defeated for the Kyotera District NRM flag against Mr. Charles Lubega Ziriddamu.
According to final results announced by party Electoral Commission returning officer for the primaries Mr. Ziriddamu got 29,648 (67.8%) votes while Mr. Kintu Kisekulo got 14068 (32.2%) of the vote.
“I, therefore, declare Lubega Ziriddamu who has polled out the highest number of votes as the duly elected flag bearer for Kyotera District Chairperson LC5 this year, 2020,” Mr. Benjamin Lugaaju, the NRM Electoral Commission returning officer for the Primaries said.
Mr. Ziriddamu won in majority of the sub-counties of the district, including Mutukula, Kabira, Kalisizo, Kasasa among others
Mr. Kintu Kisekulo, who is the incumbent Kyotera District chairperson, had in 2017 controversially defeated Ziriddamu who was the interim chair of the border district.
Political commentators in the district had predicted that the incumbent Mr Kisekulo was “on course to be a one term leader” saying his tenure was characterized by massive corruption and lack over serious work plan.
Prominent and staunch ruling NRM party members of different calibre assembled in solidarity to rally support for Mr. Ziriddamu who holds a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture
He says his major focus is improving the state of roads, wealth and job creation for women and youth in the border district.
Speaking to PML Daily on Wednesday morning, Ziriddamu pledged to uplift education standards in Kyotera and good administration of the border district.
He still pledged to improve on poor road network, state of healthy centres, reduce poverty levels in different homesteads and ensure fair distribution of resources.
Kyotera district became operational on July 1, 2017 after it was carved out of mother district, Rakai.