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Financial Constraints Hinder FDC Candidates in Kumi

James Oluka, the FDC flag bearer for Kumi LCV seat says he has failed to print campaign posters since he was nominated two months ago.
Lawrence Engalu FDC flag bearer kumi municipality

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A section of candidates from the Forum for Democratic Change- FDC party are struggling to canvass for votes due to financial challenges.

The candidates argue that they have not been facilitated them.

James Oluka, the FDC flag bearer for Kumi LCV seat says he has failed to print campaign posters since he was nominated two months ago. 

Oluka says that his party assured him that they would pay the costs for his campaign posters, which they haven’t. Oluka, who has been volunteering with Action Aid to facilitate field activities in Kumi, is struggling to reach voters on foot because he doesn’t have any transport means. 

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Lawrence Engalu, local artiste and FDC flag bearer for Kumi Municipality Mayoral seat says that he walks more than seven kilometres each day canvassing for votes because of financial constrained. Engalu notes that with the overwhelming demand from voters and his campaign team, he is stressed to continue with campaigns.

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But Abdullah Ebokorait, the Chairperson of FDC in Kumi District says the party supported all the party flag bearers to pay their nomination fees and printing of posters for few of their candidates.

He explained that he has not received any formal communication from the head office about the money meant to facilitate candidates during campaigns.

During nominations, FDC almost missed fielding candidate for LCV in Kumi when Robert Odiope, the then choice for the party was bounced by Electoral Commission over lack of the required academic credentials. The party then swiftly presented Oluka who was later nominated at the last minute since he had not collected the required signatures of supporters by the time he was hand-picked for nominations.