The region was a no-go zone a few years ago when insecurity took a toll with several ambushes waged by the warriors reported each day. Lives were lost, among them Missionaries, civilians and security personnel.
While meeting over 300 NRM youth leaders from West Nile in Muni University campus on Sunday, Museveni said the youth leaders should work with other groups like elders instead of campaigning independently.
Bukenya says all the presidential candidates have been notified of the meeting, adding that they are expected to attend in person. “This meeting won't disrupt the normal campaign schedule, the candidates’ campaigns, and meeting can still go on because the candidate will be represented by their official campaign agents,” Says Bukenya.
Luwero District Returning Officer Nathan Nabaasa asked candidates who intend to use outdoor megaphone community radios for their campaigns, to submit details about their activities to him, with a copy to the Police. Nabaasa also cautioned candidates against attracting crowds.
Musisi, who is running on the National Unity Platform-NUP ticket seeks to unseat the incumbent LCV Chairperson Ignatius Koomu Kiwanuka. NRM has dominated the Nakaseke LCV chairperson’s seat since the district was operationalized in 2005.
Speaking to Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Thursday, Oryem says being a senior carder and long term serving NRM party member, he chose to stay out of the race to encourage other young party members and carders to respect the party constitution.
Voter education usually takes place before the start of the election cycle, to purposely assist the election administration in its task of delivering a free, fair, efficient and cost-effective election. It encompasses the basic voter information that every voter must have in order to arrive prepared at the voting station and vote on the dedicated polling days.
Lucy Acan, a vendor at Mon Bunyu market in Pandwong Division says only one of the aspirants made a last minute appearance soliciting for votes from them on Thursday evening which wasn’t adequate to warrant him victory.
In Polling stations within and outside the Municipality, a number of those who were supposed to vote after verifying their names earlier missed the exercise while others arrived late at the polling stations.
But according to Mao, Dr Kizza Besigye has been a formidable force in challenging Museveni’s rule and that next year’s election is going to be the biggest test for FDC. He says that even though nature abhors a vacuum, Besigye leaves a vacuity that can never be filled.