By our reporter

Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) candidate Eunice Namatende  has congratulated  JEEMA’s Asuman Basalirwa upon getting a landslide victory in Bugiri parliamentary election.

In a Facebook post, Namatende, who conceded defeat thanked the people of Bugiri, her political party for the support as well as her opponents for trailing through a good campaign.

She wrote;


It was a great opportunity to take part in the Bugiri MP Municipality elections! These were two long months of campaigns for me and my team! We would like to thank you all for your contribution as we believed that we could make a contribution in leading our people in Parliament.

I would like to thank all those that supported us and voted for me! You are great men and women of Bugiri.

To my Party FDC, you stood by me and that is being principled and loyal! As a young woman that means so much to me and I hope that is something that many will appreciate in our Party for many years to come.

To my opponents, we had a good campaign and this is the moment where I can stand up to say with my head high the people have decided and unfortunately it is not me. My brother Asuman Basalirwa Congratulations for your hard earned win as the MP Elect of Bugiri Municipality. Mr Basalirwa, I wish you well as our first MP of Bugiri Municipality. Lead us! Be an example out there to many MPs that Bugiri people we are different Godspeed!

I would like to thank my campaign team for taking their time to volunteer amidst a shoe string budget that we had! We will take this contest as a lesson. Let me thank the People of Bugiri Municipality who took time off to listen to me and those who opened their doors to listen to us, for us it was an opportunity to share your time with us!

May God bless you all my friends from all over the country!

One Uganda One People!