The National Resistance-Movement-NRM party has formed groups spearheaded by persons that are attached to ethnicities in the constituency to reach out to voters in their homes and business premises. They started the door-to-door drive on Monday combing through villages across the constituency.
vying for the Busongora South parliamentary seat have embarked on
door-to-door campaigns to lure potential voters. Political campaigns end today, ahead of the by-election on Thursday.
National Resistance-Movement-NRM party has formed groups spearheaded by
persons that are attached to ethnicities in the constituency to reach
out to voters
in their homes and business premises. They started the door-to-door
drive on Monday combing through villages across the constituency.
Johnson Kamalha Kalyasa, the Kasese NRM district publicity secretary says the door-to-door approach is
one of the campaign strategies that the party developed in the last days of
the campaign to woo voters. He adds that the strategy has helped them to woo more voters from the opposition to the NRM camp.
“We had people who...
Kabyanga, the State Minister for ICT and
National Guidance said they are investing a lot of energy, especially in
where NRM has previously not performed well. He is optimistic that the
party will win the election given that the government had established a
number of projects in the area.
“They have given me…
candidates for the National Unity Platform and the Democratic Party as
well as some independent candidates are equally adopting the
strategy, especially in areas where they believe they have an advantage.
Bernadette Businge and Doreen Izagiire an
independent candidate both say that they have opted for door-to-door
because most people are too busy to attend public rallies. Izagiire says
that the strategy will also help first-time candidates to expand their
reach and be known to the people ahead of polling day.
The Busongora South parliamentary seat fell vacant
following a court ruling which set aside the results of the 2021
Elections initially won by NRM's Gideon Thembo Mujungu.
Three Justices of Appeal
led by Fredrick Egonda Ntende overturned the decision of the High Court
in Fort Portal and concurred with Thembo’s rival that there were
irregularities at Katunguru Primary school, Katunguru Market, and
Busunga Primary school polling stations in Kasese District, implying that the
NRM candidate had been irregularly elected.
The race attracted seven candidates who were fully nominated by the
(EC). They include the NRM
party aspirant Thembo Mujungu, NUP’s, Jackson Mbaju,
Aloysius Baguma Kighema from the opposition Forum for Democratic
Change -FDC and Bernadette Businge, a candidate from the Democratic
Those nominated as independent candidates include Juma Munezero, Doreen Izagiire and David Mulindwa Isimbwa.