As they start their campaigns, the candidates messages to the electorate are centred around resolving the challenges that have characterised Kayunga over the years. One of the key issues is the decade long fight between the NRM District Chairperson Moses Karangwa and the Woman Member of Parliament Idah Nantaba.
Nyanzi’s decision to contest for the LCV seat has attracted criticism, especially from the National Resistance Movement-NRM party members. They accuse him of intentionally disrupting Andrew Muwonge, the NRM flag bearer.
Led by Fred Watuwa, the Kayunga District NRM Registrar and the administrator, Betty Namazzi, say that the chairperson stopped them from conducting the party activities at the district office when they declined to back his daughter, Jackline Birungi as their candidate for the district woman parliamentary seat in the 2020 primaries and instead declared Agatha Nalubwama who genuinely won the polls.
Jamir Kamoga, a teacher of Chemistry and Physics at St. Mary’s College Lugazi, says that he decided to compete for the party ticket following the overwhelming appeals from residents encouraging him to follow in the footsteps of his father.