Just a day before the polls on Thursday, President Museveni commissioned a power line in the area, one of the activities he officiated at while canvassing for votes. The presidents visit came at a time when internal NRM party fights threatened to hand victory to Democratic Party candidate, Emmanuel Musoske.
The Democratic Party DP has deployed dozens of Vigilante Groups in Kalungu district ahead of the Local Council Five by-election slated for tomorrow. One of the vigilante groups deployed is named Benghazi Group located in Nyendo in Masaka Municipality. Members of this particular group took part in the Walk to Work protests in 2011.
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.
Without substantiating his claim, Musoke said he has realized that Museveni influences every institution including the judiciary despite the fact it pretends to be independent. Musoke contends that he ably proved to court beyond reasonable doubt that the elections were fraudulent and the mischief of Electoral Commission, and wonders why courts of law couldnt declare him winner.
Justice Lawrence Gidudu ordered Jacqueline Mburamuhindo, the Kalungu District Returning Officer to deliver the ballot boxes from four contested polling stations in the LC V polls to court this morning for verification.