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Candidate Pulls Out of Nakasongola LC V Chairperson Race

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According to Wandira, he now expects the incumbent to sail through easily and in turn work with every person to promote service delivery.
18 Jan 2021 12:01
Former DIGP Sabiiti Muzeyi exchanging a contact with Nakasongola LC 5 Chairman Sam Kigula after the meeting
James Wandira, the main rival of the incumbent Nakasongola LC 5 Chairperson has pulled out of the race ahead of the polls on Wednesday. Wandira told URN this morning that he has decided to step down from the elections and notified the district Returning officer about his decision.  

He explained that the decision is meant to leave the area united after the polls. Wandira says that his candidature against the incumbent, Sam Kigulu had triggered serious division, which could affect service delivery even after winning the elections.  He has since endorsed the incumbent.  

According to Wandira, he now expects the incumbent to sail through easily and in turn work with every person to promote service delivery. Anthony Mwaitwa Ambrose, the Nakasongola district Returning officer has confirmed receiving Wandira’s notice indicating his withdraw from the race has since embarked on informing the stakeholders.  

Mwaitwa says that he will issue notices at polling stations and Presiding officers will notify voters during polls that Wandira is out of the race.  Wandira contested in the NRM primaries and lost to Kigula.  Wandira scored 14801 votes against 25,473 votes garnered by Kigula.

He rejected the poll results, saying he was rigged.  Since then, he has been under pressure from the NRM secretariat and local leaders to pull out of the race in favour of Kigula in vain. He demanded a job and a refund of the money, he spent in the campaigns.

It’s not clear whether the party has since met his demands. Kigula will now tussle it out with Robert Musaazi from the National Unity Platform-NUP party and Patrick Kasera, an independent.

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