The residents of Mengo Kisenyi I, II and III zones challenged the two Forum for Democratic Change-FDC candidates; Dr Stella Nyanzi the candidate for Woman Member of Parliament for Kampala, and Harold Kaija the FDC Kampala Central Candidate for Member of Parliament during a door-door campaigns this last evening to explain their plans for job creation
However, some of the voters that have listened to the candidates so far in Bukomansimbi and Sembabule are not pleased with the way the presidential hopefuls resonate with the challenges in their respective areas.
While meeting over 300 NRM youth leaders from West Nile in Muni University campus on Sunday, Museveni said the youth leaders should work with other groups like elders instead of campaigning independently.
Let by a sound-truck which had earlier moved around mobilizing for him, Muntu entered Masaka town from Total-Highway Fuel Station in Nyendo, on Mbarara-Masaka bypass road and stood out of the roof of his vehicle to wave to onlookers, many of which however seemed less bothered about him.
Mayambala who was driving a Toyota Spacio only held open-campaign meetings in Kiriri, Kanoni and Kabulasoke trading centres in Gomba district, and had two stopovers in the trading centres of Mpigi district, where he addressed the electorate using a megaphone.
The political dispute arises from the party's Elections Tribunal which nullified the election of Hajji Idi Lubyayi Kisiki as the MP Bukomansimbi North constituency and declared the incumbent Ruth Katushabe as the NRM flag bearer.
“The purpose of this letter is to request for your assistance and intervention in this matter as to why the Secretary-General has failed to comply with the Electoral Laws and seek your further guidance in this matter,” the petition reads in part.
Last evening, Eyeru the finance secretary for Soroti district youth council was elected National Youth Council chairperson. It transpires that he participated in elective politics without resigning his civil service job as required by law
In a homily during a funeral Mass at Ntale Village in Kalungu district, the Bishop Emeritus John Baptist Kaggwa complained about the security forces executing their duties with a lot of biasness, which he says negates the principles of democratic political participation in the country.
In a letter to the Electoral Commission, Rubongoya noted that the party’s Management Committee has rejected Babikola’s decision. According to Rubongoya, the management committee was not convinced by the reasons given by their candidate.
Denis Lukwaga Majwala, the Spokesperson of DP District council for Masaka indicates that many candidates especially the first-time contestants are stranded because they did not receive a prior orientation on the tasks that lie ahead of them.
Processions remain banned across the country as the country struggles to contain COVID-19 which is now spreading sporadically in communities. But at the same time, Uganda is going through an election season, which attracts crowds from various political camps, which are sometimes hard to contain.
A Tanzanian polling official at Kabakesa polling station in Tanzania explained to us in fluent Luganda that the voters were validated on appearance in the voter registers, presenting of a Tanzania National ID, Voter’s Card or a Passport; that anybody who appears in the register and fulfills any of the other requirements cannot be stopped from voting.
Ismail Wagaba, independent candidate for the Mawogola North parliamentary seat, says the internal party disputes have charged the electorates in the area. He says the voters are less willing to give audience to candidates from other shades of opinion despite the fact that they are not part of the dispute.