While campaigning, Mafabi says that despite Kisoro district being an NRM party stronghold for many years, residents are yet to gain from voting it. Mafabi says voters should think twice and question, why the tourism roads are not tarmacked yet Museveni, promised them long ago.
The opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party leaders
have asked voters in the forthcoming Bukimbiri county parliamentary elections in Kisoro district to shun the National
Resistance Movement (NRM candidate because of the repeated lies by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to tarmac tourism roads and establish John Kale Institute.
In 2017, Museveni promised to construct the John Kale Institute in memory of the late John Muhima Kalekezi, the father of the former
Inspector-General of Police Edward Kale Kahiyura for his role in instilling the
spirit of Pan-Africanism amongst Ugandans. In the same year, Museveni laid
a foundation stone for the construction of the institute on 168 acres of land
at Rwivovo village in Nyakabande sub-county.
He also promised to tarmac
Kisoro-Mgahinga and Kisoro-Rubuguri tourism roads. But to date, nothing has
been done. On Sunday, FDC party leaders led by their president, Patrick Amuriat Oboi, Nandala Mafabi, the secretary general, Jack Crissy
Sabitti, the National FDC Chairman of the Elderly Council, and Roland Mugume
Kagyinda, the former Rukungiri Municipality Member of parliament joined the campaigns of James Owebeyi Mugyemani, the FDC candidate for the Bukimbiri county parliamentary by-elections.
Addressing voters in Rubuguri
town council, Nandala noted that despite the fact that Kisoro in an NRM party stronghold for many years, residents are yet to gain from the overwhelming support. Nandala asked voters to think twice and question, why the tourism roads are not tarmacked yet Museveni promised them long ago.
He said that the roads especially Kisoro-Rubuguri have remained
dusty during the sunny period and very slippery during the rainy season despite connecting to Bwindi Impenetrable national park. He also noted that the empty promise of John Kale Institute
construction indicates that NRM takes Kisoro voters as ladders for their personal gains.
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Owebeyi noted that instead of demanding for vital services from the government, NRM leaders spend their time fighting him. He says that there is no reason for
Bukimbiri county voters to clap for the NRM party because it has lied to them enough.
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Owebeyi is contesting against Independents Asgario
Turyagyenda, Edward Mutabazi, and the NRM's Eddie
Kwizera Wagahungu. Voting in Bukimbiri is scheduled to take place on August 11,
2022. The by-election stems from the court of Appeal's decision to nullify the
victory of Kwizera citing irregularities following a successful application by
In his application, Owebeyi argued that although the
candidate's photos and party symbols that appeared on the ballot were
genuine, they carried different names. The ballot papers carried the names of
Arthur Kazoora Atuzarirwe as the NRM flag bearer, Didas Byaruhanga Kagyinda as
the FDC flag bearer, and Victor Atwiine and Donzio Kahonda Mugabe as
independent candidates yet none of them were from the area.