The bickering between National Resistance Movement NRM members has escalated in Kyotera ahead of elections for the District Woman MP and Local Council chairman. Nominations in the newly-created district ended this week with at least three people who lost in the primaries standing as Independent candidates.
Francis Tumukunde, an official of the NRM Electoral Commission declared Kintu Kisekulo as the official candidate to contest for Kyotera LCV seat. He will now faceoff with Democratic Party candidate Tom Darlington Balloja and FDCs Godfrey Kahweru in the general election scheduled for next month.
Emmanuel Musoke, the Democratic Party candidate says he is sure of victory since he was robbed in the general elections. According to Musoke, he will use his skill to lobby development partners who can fund major projects in the district. He says the district has a thin local revenue base, which cant fund its projects.
Andrew Matsiko Tusingwire, a legal officer with Bashasha and Company advocates has now dragged Katongole to court seeking payment of 23 million Shillings for his services. He also accuses Katongole of withdrawing the petition without consulting his legal team.
Youth for National Salvation is a pressure group which claims to be fighting for rule of law, democracy and wants President Yoweri Museveni to retire. It also claims to be fighting against corruption and widespread killings around the country.
This morning, Justice Eludes John Keitirima, the Masaka High Court Judge dismissed the petition, saying it has been overtaken by events. Justice Keitirima said he was satisfied with the submission of Mbabaalis lawyer, adding that the matter should have been handled before the elections.
A group of NRM youths led by Ibrahim Kitatta, the Buganda Region NRM youth Chairperson stormed Patel Shamji hotel and started campaigning for Arthur Katongole. They claimed that Babirye Kityo, the NRM candidate fraudulently defeated Katongole.
Last year, Ponsiano Matovu, a resident of Bukoto South and Gertrude Nakabira Lubega, an Independent candidate in the same race petitioned Masaka High Court seeking to nullify Mbabaalis nomination on ground that he did not have the requisite academic documents to contest for a parliamentary seat.
This afternoon, Masaka District NRM party Registrar declared Ssekiwala winner after polling 2664 votes against Ssebulas 1780 votes. However, the declaration of Ssekiwala as winner has not gone down well with Ssebulas supporters.