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Wakiso Parliamentary Races Crowded With Contenders

Nansana Municipality and Busiro East constituencies have the biggest number of aspirants each with 15 people who picked nomination forms, followed by Kyaddondo East and Makindye Sabagabo Municipality where each has nine aspirants. Kira municipality comes next with seven people wishing to oust sitting MP Ibrahim Ssemuju Nganda.

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More than 75 people have so far picked nomination forms to compete for the nine parliamentary seats in Wakiso district.

Nominations for people who are interested in contesting for parliamentary seats are scheduled for Monday, October 12 and Tuesday, October 13, 2020, according to the roadmap issued by the Electoral Commission.

In addition to the 76 who officially picked the forms from Wakiso electoral commission offices, some contenders opted to download the forms from the internet, which is also provided for by the commission. This means that the number is expected to be much higher.

Among those who have not picked forms from EC offices but are known to be in the race and already campaigning, are incumbent Kira Municipality MP Ibrahim Ssemuju Nganda, Minister Dennis Ssozi Galabuzi who is holding the NRM ticket for Busiro North Constituency and Busiro South MP Peter Ssematimba.

Nansana Municipality and Busiro East constituencies, have the biggest number of aspirants each with 15 people who picked nomination forms, followed by Kyaddondo East and Makindye Sabagabo Municipality where each has nine aspirants.  Kira municipality comes next with seven people wishing to oust sitting MP Ibrahim Ssemuju Nganda.

Six people are running for the Entebbe Municipality parliamentary seat to replace Rose Tumusiime who conceded defeat in the recent NRM party primaries after losing to Shyaka Steven Gashaija. The same number have shown interest in contesting for Peter Sematimba's Busiro South constituency. Rosemary Nansubuga Senninde will faceoff with four others including Wakiso LCV vice-chairperson Betty Ethel Naluyima for the district woman MP seat.

The district returning officer Tolbert Musinguzi says that due to the big number of contenders expected to turn up in only two days at the nomination centre which is at Wakiso district headquarters, the candidates have been given a schedule upon which they will be nominated.      

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He explains that the allocation of time for a given constituency is aimed at enforcing the COVID-19 prevention guidelines, and has urged candidates to follow it strictly to avoid missing the exercise.

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