The campaign team of Asuman Basalirwa, the Justice Forum candidate for the Bugiri municipality parliamentary elections is celebrating victory in the women council polls. Basalirwa's campaigners were elected in ten of the 19 villages in the municipality.
Five of the winners are from the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party, two from the Justice Forum party and 3 independents.
Despite the fact that FDC and NRM have fielded candidates in the Bugiri municipality polls, the newly elected women leaders are allied to Basalirwa's camp.
Esther Nabirye, a resident of Busanzi village says Basalirwa openly campaigned for his campaigners, which won the hearts of voters to rally behind them.
Mwasiti Naigaga, the Busanzi village NRM chairperson in Bwole in Western Division, says they decided to rally behind Basalirwa, an opposition candidate because many leaders have been making empty promises.
She says they are encouraging women in their villages to rally behind Basalirwa.
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Ruth Nabirye, who contested in Katawo village an independent, says gone are the days when political parties would determine capable leaders. She advises voters to consider the ability of the candidate to deliver as opposed to their political or religious affiliation.