KAMPALA – Incumbent Worker’s MP Dr Sam Lyomoki has been voted out of parliament in a higly contested race for the slot.
Lyomoki who is one of the longest serving legislators in the August House representing worker has lost his seat to Byakatonda Abdulhu who gurnered 174 votes at the concluded workers member of parliament elections held on Monday at Kibuli Secondary School in Kampala.
The race also had Dr Obuku Ekwaro, a former chairperson of Uganda Medical Association trounced. He was running as an independent candidate and has had run-ins with government during the industrial actions by doctors and other medical workers.
The polls saw NRM’s Arinaitwe Rwakajara, former Minister of Sports Charles Bakabulindi (NRM) emerge winners of the night, taking home two of the five slots.
The other two slots were taken by independent candidates; Margaret Rwabushaija Namubiru who polled the highest tally of votes (291) as well as Dr. Abdhulu Byakatonda who polled 174 votes to take the fourth slot.
With the NRM and independent candidates tied to two slots each, it was left to one for the female workers’ slot.
The slot was however swept clear by NRM’s Agnes Abwoli Kunihira (NRM) who trounced her only Challenger Annet Birungi by 332 votes against 161.
Among those who failed to make it also included; Usher Wilson Owere, the chairman of the National Organisation of Trade Unions and vocal chairman of Uganda Medical Association, Dr. Ekwaro Obuku.
500 delegates turned up to vote in the highly contested polls and only six did not participate.