The fate of agriculture Minister, Vincent Bamulngaki Ssempijja’s daughter hangs in thin air after NRM delegates again rejected her for a second consecutive time. Ms. Justine Nameere was rejected in the Saturday polls for Buganda youth MP. The voting centre turned chaotic after agents of Nameere tried to hurt insults at the delegates for allegedly pocketing their candidate’s money and ended up supporting her opponent.
The less known Ms Agnes Kirabo was enjoying an early lead by Saturday evening. According to the results from various districts in the central region, Ms Kirabo was ahead of 12 contenders including Ms Justine Nameere, the daughter of Agriculture Minister, Mr Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja.
According to some delegates, there is no way they would allow the Minister’s daughter to advance with the party flag. “Nameere is arrogant. She hates reality, her character is not for leaders,” remarks one of the delegates. “If Nameere rearranges herself then maybe be can support her in 2026 although I don’t think she’ll be a youth then,” he adds.
Ms Nameere performed dismally in several districts including Kalungu, her home district.
Others in the race were; Ms Joan Nanseko, Mr Hakim Mabingo, Mr Abdul Kiberu, Mr Fred Mujjuzi Mr Felix Kayihura, Ms Mastullah Nakibuule, Ms Rachael Namono, Mr Victor Sserunkuma, Mr Alvin Semambya and Ms John Bagenda.
According to provisional results, Ms Kirabo was ahead of other candidates in the region with 198 votes followed by Mr Kayihura who got 87 votes.