Migereko Concedes defeat, quits elective politics

Lands Minister Daudi Migereko has conceded defeat in the National Resistance Movement (NRM) parliamentary flag bearer to represent Butembe, and said he is quitting elective politics.


In a statement released yesterday, Migereko said though he has “strong reservations” about the outcome of the election, he will not challenge them formally.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank my entire team that elected and all of my supporters for the tireless efforts they have put in the just concluded National Resistance Movement (NRM) primary election,” he said. “Although I have my very strong reservations about the outcome of the elections, I do not intend to challenge them formally. In fact, I will be leaving elective politics.”

He expressed gratitude to the people of Butembe who have voted him to be their member of parliament for the past two decades.

“I do not take your unwavering support for granted. I thank you very much for your love and trust.”

Migereko said he will serve his constituents, NRM and the country diligently for the remainder terms of office.

Later, he intends to spend his time with family, doing business and other developmental issues.

“I deeply appreciative of the sacrifices my family has made to over the years to permit me to devote my undivided attention to serving the people of Butembe, the NRM government, the president,” he said.