After nominations of member of Parliament candidates for Nakaseke district last week, majority have asked the Police to treat them equally during the campaigns.
Atleast 14 candidates were duly nominated to contest
for the four Parliamentary positions in Nakaseke District. They are seeking to represent Nakaseke North, Central, South and Woman District in
Mike Jjuuko the Nakaseke District Registrar has declared
Charles Nsereko Basajjassubi (National Resistance Movement) and Paul
Luttamaguzi Ssemakula (Democratic Party) as duly nominated candidates for
Others are; Syda Bbumba (NRM), Allan Mayanja (National Unity
Platform) and Sulaiman Jakana Nadduli (Independent) nominated for Nakaseke Central MP race.
At District Woman MP seat, Sarah Najjuma (NRM), Esther Nakawooya (DP)
and Violet Nakalema ( NUP ) have been nominated.
For Nakaseke North, Enock Nyongore (NRM) has been nominated
for the Parliamentary seat among others.
After nominations all the candidates called for peaceful
campaigns but hasten to add that this will happen if Police and the Electoral
Commission treat all candidates equally while enforcing electoral laws as well as COVID-19 rules.
Charles Nsereko Bassajjassubi, the Nakaseke South MP Candidate
said that recently he has faced numerous attacks against his supporters and majority
of his posters have been defaced.
Nsereko has asked his rivals to exercise restrain and engage
in peaceful campaigns ahead of general elections.
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Sarah Najjuma, the NRM candidate for District Woman MP said
that it will be absurd for her to win but live residents divided and others in
jail for breach of electoral laws.
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But Esther Nakawooya, the DP candidate for District Woman MP
race says that the campaigns will only remain peaceful if Police enforce the electoral
laws fairly and treat all candidates equally.
Nakawooya adds that already Policemen in the area have been faulted for selective application of laws after they allowed NRM candidates to hold processions and blocked those for opposition candidates.
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Allan Mayanja, the NUP candidate for Nakaseke Central MP race
says that NRM and Opposition can co-exist in campaigns if Police position
itself as neutral force to ensure law and order. Mayanja says that although they are law abiding, they wont hesitate to engage NRM leaders or Policemen in case they restrain them to campaign.
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The Electoral Commission returning officers and Police are expected to
meet the candidates next week to harmonize programmes to avoid violence
in the campaigns.
In Nakasongola, atleast 10 candidates have been nominated to
contest for three Parliamentary seats in the district.
Among those nominated are Margaret Komuhangi (NRM), Lydia
Nalugya (FDC) and Victoria Zawedde (Independent) for Woman MP seat.
Others were Noah Mutebi (NRM) and Ivan Kyeyune (NUP) For Nakasongola
County. Engineer Berunado Ssebuga (Independent) and Bernard Ssekyanzi
(NRM) for Budyebo Constituency.
In Luweero atleast 33 candidates were nominated to contest for four seats.
Among those nominated today is incumbent Katikamu South incumbent MP Edward Ssembatya, incumbent LC 5 Chairman Ronald Ndawula who is contesting for Katikamu North MP race and Abubaker Kalume for Katikamu South all on independent tickets.