Kwizera garnered 12,214 votes while his rival Independent candidate Asgario Turyagyenda got 10,105 votes. Another independent Edward Mutabazi got 308 votes while Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) flag bearer James Owebeyi got 280.
As Turyaguenda was holding his campaign rally at Kashaka village, Nombe ward, Kwizera drove in at around 02:15 PM amidst tight police and UPDF protection. He was accompanied by Abel Bizimana, the Kisoro District LC 5 chairman, and Richard Towdong, the NRM Secretary General.
As Owebeyi was campaigning in Nyabaremura trading center in Nyabaremura ward at around 03:35 PM, the Ryakarimira town council town clerk in Kabale district, Brian Twasiima, and Joseph Awor, an escort to Henry Ariganyira Musasizi, the State Minister for Finance in Charge of General Duties showed up in a finance ministry vehicle registration number UG 0800F and started patrolling the areas.
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The withdrawn candidate is 19-year-old Joshua Mutabazi who had been nominated on Tuesday to contest alongside Owebeyi, Eddie Kwizera Wagahungu of the National Resistance Movement (NRM)-party and independents Edward Mutabazi.
On Tuesday, Dombo, Alhaji Moses Kigongo, the NRM National Vice Chairperson, and Deputy Treasurer, Jacqueline Kyatuheire summoned Kamara and Buchana to a closed-door meeting at Ikoro Hotel in Nyakabande sub-county to explain why they escorted Turyagyenda for nomination. Dombo later told URN that they summoned the legislators for contravening the party regulations of supporting the flag bearer.
Mutabazi, who was accompanied by Jolly Mugisha, the NUP Coordinator in Charge of the Western region was seen rushing to Mutorere secondary school in Kisoro town where he completed his secondary school level to verify the certificates.
According to Byabakama, some of the candidates tend to use fundraising activities to squeeze their competitors in form of contributing huge monies as a way of convincing electorates to gauge him as the only capable. Byabakama says that such activities will resume after voting.
The Opposition members of parliament started seeking signatures for the motion to censure Minister Muhwezi on February 10 and the 10 working days provided for under the Parliament Rules of Procedure elapsed on Thursday.
President Museveni promised in 2017, to construct the 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, the President laid a foundation stone for the construction of the institute on 168-acres’ of land at Rwivovo village in Nyakabande sub-county.
According to Owebeyi, although the candidates’ photos and party symbols that appeared on ballot papers were genuine, the names were not those of the candidates. He adds that the ballots displayed the names of Arthur Kazoora Atuzarirwe as the NRM flag bearer, Didas Byaruhanga Kagyinda as FDC flag bearer, Victor Atwiine and Donzio Kahonda Mugabe as independent candidates.
According to Vicent Mushakamba, Kisoro district FDC Chairman, Semahore was arrested on Monday at around 11:00 AM from Kisoro town while trying to stop security personnel that included police and Uganda Peoples Defense Forces -UPDF soldiers from removing and defacing all opposition campaign posters from Kisoro town.
Mateke, who is also, the State Minister for Regional Affairs accuses Mugisha of using foul language and creating animosity among residents, costing the party the enormous support it previously enjoyed in the border district.
On Friday while campaigning for National Resistance Movement (NRM) party presidential flag bearer, Yoweri Museveni at Nyakinama sub-county headquarters, Mugisha threatened to shoot supporters of NUP Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi should they show up on his campaign rally in Kisoro next month. Mugisha repeated the same threats on Saturday in Murora sub-county. Mugisha says that security operatives will shoot and kill NUP supporters especially when they attempt to lit fire along the roads while welcoming Kyagulanyi.
Leaders in her home district Kisoro say that the death of the soft spoken activist, counselor and grassroots mobilizer is a great loss to the region. Kisoro District Chairperson Abel Bizimana says that Kwizera had a heart for the needy.