KAMPALA – Former Makerere University Vice Guild President Phiona Nyamutoro Nyamutoro of the National Resistance Movement –NRM party is the new Female National Youth Member of Parliament.
Nyamutoro polled 296 votes and was followed by Prima Tukamushabe who got 66 votes.
The race attracted 12 candidates who included Prisca Nangiro Amongin (Independent) who got 15 votes, Marcelina Busomoke (Independent) who got 28 votes, Doreen Kaija of National Unity Platform (NUP) who got three votes, Doreen Kembabazi who got one votes, Janeti Kenyangi Kikwaya (Independent) who got two and Desire Muhooza who got zero.
Others are Hajirah who got 11 votes, Prima Tukamushaba who got 6 among others.
The elections which were supposed to close at 4 pm on Friday failed to take off as the youth delegates turned rowdy demanding that each of them is paid upto UGx2 million before voting for the candidates.
According to election officials, each delegate was supposed to receive 530,000 Shillings as facilitation. A bitter exchange ensued between the youths, EC and security officials as all efforts to negotiate a common figure failed.
It was later agreed that each delegate receives UGX 750,000.
Nyamutoro said she will focus on leadership for the young people.
Nyamutoro will now replace Anna Ebaju Adeke of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) who was recently elected Soroti District Woman MP, a seat that had been occupied by Angelline Asio Osegge.