By Ahura Mujuni Mark
Oliver Koyekyenga, the aide to the late Buhweju Woman MP ,Joy Kariisa has been elected National Resistance Movement party flag bearer in the upcoming by- election.
Koyekyenga defeated six other candidates in the primaries.She won the seat with 13,983 votes (46.4 per cent) beating the closet candidate one Alison Byamukama who had 8,181 votes, (27.1 per cent).
The results of the voting were announced at around 3:30pm on Sunday by the district returning officer Mr Vary Arinaitwe at the tally centre in Nsiika.
Four members of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) have shown interest in the seat.
Hon Joy Arinaitwe Kariisa died on September 8, 2013 after succumbing to a brain tumor at Nakasero Hospital, Kampala.
Polling to fill up the post shall take place on Tuesday 31th October 2013 at all polling stations in Buhweju and tallying of results as well.