Campaign posters of the Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi have
been defaced as the battle for Bukoto Central Constituency MP Seat heats
Before his nomination on Friday, at Kyannamukaaka sub-county
headquarters in Masaka district, Ssekandi’s and his campaign team found several
of his campaign posters pulled down and defaced.
The defaced campaign posters had been plastered on buildings in various trading centers in the two sub-counties of Kyesiiga
Gerald Ntuuwa, the manager of Ssekandi’s campaign team claims that
the posters are defaced by People Power agents.
He says that the posters were defaced on Thursday night to cause
confrontation with intentions of portraying their candidate in a bad light.
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After his nomination, Ssekandi said that he is open to dialogue
with his political opponents. He also said that confident in retaining the
parliamentary position because he still has incomplete programs he needs to
Section 83 (2) of the Parliamentary Election act 2001, states that
“Any person who maliciously defaces or removes or tears, any election poster of
any nominated candidate, commits an offence and is liable, on conviction to a
fine not exceeding thirty currency points or imprisonment not exceeding one
year or both.”
Ssekandi will contest against NUPs Magellan Kazibwe, who denied
that NUP agents are behind the defacing of his rival’s posters.
The other candidates in the race are DP’s Richard Ssebamala and
independent candidates Fredrick Ddembe, Godfrey Mayanja Sseremba and Evelyn