Mujjasis nomination has been hanging in balance after one of his rival contestant, Vincent Magombe through Nabendeh and Company Advocates filed a petition to the Electoral Commission seeking nullification of his nomination on grounds that he lacks the requisite academic qualifications.
A total of 71 candidates were nominated in Kampala to vie for 9 parliamentary seats.Independent candidates dominated the list of candidates at 39. The NRM fielded 9 candidates, FDC 8, SDP 1, Activists Party 1, JEEMA 2, DP 9, CP 1, AND UFA 1.
President Yoweri Museveni, who met with about 60 of the incumbent National Resistance Movement MPs, says if they feel they have the support from voters to win in the 2016 elections, they are free to be nominated and stand as independents.
According to Lumumba, the recent incident in Kabarole where Lieutenant General Henry Tumukunde appeared at the campaign venue of Mbabazi would have been avoided, if EC had informed the party of changes in his campaign programme.
Forum for Democratic Change FDC presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye has been involved in an accident at Nkoni along Masaka-Mbarara highway. Nkoni is in Lwengo district. Besigye is travelling to Rukungiri to hold a rally.
The Opposition loose coalition-The Democratic Alliance TDA has described former Vice President Professor Gilbert Bukenyas declaration to support President Yoweri Museveni in the 2016 election as a big disappointment but not surprising.