KAMPALA- Former Rubaga North Member of Parliament (MP) Singh Katongole has has returned to the political scene in Kampala after trouncing Godfrey Nyakaana Amooti to become the new vice-chairperson for Kampala in NRM’S top organ, the Central Executive Committee (CEC).
According to results announced by the NRM Electoral Commission Cheif Dr Tanga Odoi on Friday morning, Mr Katongole obatined 4,503 votes against Amooti Nyakana who scooped 2,665 votes.
Another contender Uhuru Salim got 2,468 votes hence giving Katongole a smooth win.
While campaigning for the slot, the former NRM treasurer promised to turn the fortune of his party in Kampala if he gets to represent Kampala on the Central Executive Committee.
“Opposition has been strong in Kampala because of gaps by the current NRM Kampala leadership which I am determined to fix,” he said.
He further promised to uproot the opposition from Kampala.
Katongole was in 2011 ejected from Parliament following a petition by Mr Moses Kasibante on issues related to electoral malpractices including voter bribery and ballot stuffing.
In 2016, he was denied the ruling party flag ahead of general elections on grounds that he lacked proper academic credentials.
And in 2018, the Ugandan-Asian politician was again slapped with another disappointment after being defeated in a Council I election in Makamba Zone, Rubaga Division, Kampala.
The poll was cancelled after the former MP was accused of ballot stuffing and registering ghost voters from his home.