According to their manifestos, the candidates note that the education levels in Kasese remain low with high school dropouts especially among girls. The candidates also promise to improve maternal health services in the district.
Ssewandigi was facing competition from his son Paul Ssekandi and the incumbent Lyantonde Town Council Chairperson, Mustafa Kalule for the NRM party flag. He, however, says he decided to withdraw from the primaries because of strong personal and family reasons.
Kisekulo’s supporters had initially expected a walk-over in the race after claiming that Zziridamu was a weak candidate. But after the final tally of the polls held on Friday, Zziriddamu had collected 29,648 votes while Kisekulo scored 14,068 votes.
An independent candidate in Njeru municipal mayoral race Aziz Junju has torn registers at kasanja zone polling station after finding out that they do not bare photos onto the names the way it is supposed to be.
In a statement presented to Resty Nanteza, the chairperson of Njeru Town Council, the residents alleged that Oboth connived with the Electoral Commission to rig elections. They argue that the headcount at the polling centre gave his opponent Moses Nkambo a landslide victory.
Kivumbi maintains that Kyazze, a member of the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party, was erroneously nominated to contest for the seat because he is not a registered voter in Njeru municipality.
One of the petitions was submitted by Amos Kivumbi, a candidate for the opposition Forum for Democratic Change against Yasin Kyazze, a nominated candidate for the ruling National Resistance Movement NRM party.