The ruling National Resistance Movement has swept the National Youth Member of Parliament elections held countrywide yesterday.
In the Central region, Agnes Kirabo was voted the Youth MP after garnering 780 votes to beat former Makerere University Guild president, Ivan Bwowe who got 85 votes and other five candidates.
In Mbale, NRM’s Bernard Odoi beat five others to be elected the Youth MP for Eastern Uganda whereas in Northern Uganda, NRM’s Boniface Henry Okot beat others to become the Northern Region Youth MP.
In western region, Edson Rugumayo beat six others including Minister Beti Kamya’s son, Arnold Turwomwe to be elected the Youth MP for the Western Region
NRM’s Rugumayo garnered 1,419 votes against Turwomwe (independent)’s 402 votes, Adios Beineomugisha (FDC) 26 votes, James Kamukama (NUP)3 votes, Edwin Muramuzi 41 votes and Paul Kato who came on the independent ticket didn’t get any vote.
Apollo Musinguzi, the western region electoral area returning officer, declared the winner at around 2am.
Rugumayo, after being declared, said that he had a long way to walk with the youth who voted for him and assured them of working together.