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Five Nominated For Residual, By-elections in Rakai

The by-election will be conducted for the Kifamba Male Youth Councilor position which fell vacant following the death of Augustine Jaggwe of National Unity Platform-NUP who died in a car accident. The other position is for the Female Elderly Representative for Lwentulege Town council, PWD which is vacant following the death of Regina Nambooze.
Right-Nowelina Namugga who wants to fill the gap of her colleague Regina Nambooze, who died and left the position of the Female Elderly Representative for Mweruka Town council vacant.

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Five people have been nominated to contest in the local government residual and by-elections in Rakai District.

The by-election will be conducted for the Kifamba Male Youth Councilor position which fell vacant following the death of Augustine Jaggwe of National Unity Platform-NUP who died in a car accident. The other position is for the Female Elderly Representative for Lwentulege Town council, PWD which is vacant following the death of Regina Nambooze.

Residual elections will be held for the PWD Female Councilor for Lwamaggwa Town council, and Female Elderly Representative for Mweruka Town council.  The seats were not contested for in the general elections due to a lack of candidates.

On Monday, the start of the nomination exercise was marred by delays due to the absence of the Chief Magistrate who was supposed to stamp the nomination papers of the aspirants.  However, at 4:40 pm, Chief Magistrate Patrick Kityo arrived and the exercise started.

Those who were nominated for the Kifamba Male Youth Councilor were Alex Kiweewa of the NRM party, Sharif Ssaku (NUP), and Yosam Ssuuna an independent candidate.

Others nominated were Jawuria Nakuya (NRM) for the Female Elderly Representative for Lwentulege Town council and Nowelina Namugga (NRM) for the Female Elderly Representative Mweruka Town council.

According to Sylvia Kyohairwe Tegyeza, the Rakai District Returning Officer, they expect more candidates on Tuesday, when the nomination exercise will be concluded.  

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Shortly after they were nominated, the candidates said they are ready to face off with their opponents at all costs.  

Ssuuna says that he will emulate Jaggwe’s legacy and fulfill his manifesto for the good of the people of Kifamba sub-county.  

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Kiweewa says he is confident that he will win the race with the majority support of NRM members in Kifamba.   He adds that he came to represent the youths because they have been left out in different government programs.  

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According to the Electoral Commission, all the residual and by-elections will be held on December 16.