The contest is mainly between Omoro County MP Jacob Oulanyah who has been serving as Deputy Speaker in the Tenth Parliament and Kamuli Woman MP Rebecca Kadaga who has also been serving as Speaker in the previous parliament. Both candidates are from the ruling National Resistance Movement -NRM party but Kadaga chose to contest as an independent candidate after her party offered the flag to Oulanyah.
The 48-page book titled “Tugambe Olukooki”, meaning Let Us Speak Lukooki, was officially launched at the 17th Coronation Anniversary of the Kamuswaga Apollo Ssansa Kabumbuli II at Kakoma Playground in Lwanda sub-county on Saturday.
In a petition filed at Masaka High Court Registry, Ponsiono Balikka Matovu who contested as an independent candidate says the elections conducted on January 27th 2021, were marred with inconsistencies that affected the overall results and the integrity of the process.
Before his death, Kasamba was mediating the different rival NRM factions led by Haruna Kyeyune Kasolo, the MP for Kyotera County and Kyotera NRM Chairman, Patrick Kintu Kisekulo, the Kyotera LCV Chairperson, and Magdalene Nasolo, the Mutukula NRM chairperson.
“The people of Uganda value their relationship with the global community and appreciate the concern shown by the United States on the deteriorating situation regarding human rights and civil liberties. It is our hope that other nations of the world will follow suit and support our quest for freedom and democracy,” reads the statement in part.
The newly elevated Gulu City was among the areas with the lowest voter turn up in the country with only 34,916 people participating in the exercise, out of the 101,401 registered voters from 188 polling stations. This is a drastic decline from the 101,588 voters who participated in the process from the same area in 2016.
UPDF Spokesperson Flavia Byekwaso described the initiative as the beginning of a new era. She said more and more activities will be held in, which the two sides will be discussing issues that divide them.
The draw mostly affects the Red Eagles who entered the game in pursuit of three points to bridge the gap between them and the table leaders Vipers SC. However, they remain in third place with 36 points while SC Villa is left outside the top four with 29 points.
In a campaign that was scientific—characterized by smaller crowds, broadcast media was a target for all political actors. Though it’s those with money who could buy space. And given that most radios in Uganda are owned by politicians of the ruling party, opposition parties reported being denied access to media space with no explanation.