According to Harold Acemah, a retired Ambassador and political analyst in Arua, NRM has made many empty promises that tend to be believed by people. He further says use of money and intimidation by security forces tactics that NRM used in the past election to win voters are being employed once again
Unlike the opposition candidates who are campaigning jointly, each NRM candidate is campaigning separately after a series of bickering and wrangles, some of which can be traced to the party primaries held earlier.
Kalembe who was supposed to begin her campaigns in the districts of Jinja, Mayuge, Luuka, Buyende and Kamuli made a surprise appearance at the campaign gathering organised by the NUP in Mukono. The gathering brought together candidates vying for the various political positions, among them, Rev Peter Bakaluba Mukasa, Hanifer Nabukeera, and Betty Nambooze.
Nabibuga is charged with circulating a photo of Hajji Haruna Ssemakula, the NRM candidate for the Mukono LC 5 chairperson’s seat with derogatory statements describing him as a land grabber and persecutor during Wembule operations executed by the then Colonel Elly Kayanja.
According to Kibuule, he is dedicated to serving the party and supporting the official candidates. He says the party is currently undertaking the reconciliation process and asks members to be mindful about fellows who are against such peaceful movements.