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Nine Candidates to Contest in Rakai Residual, By-elections

Sylvia Kyohairwe Tegyeza, the Rakai District Returning Officer Tegyeza asked the candidates and their supporters to adhere to the COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures-SOPs and refrain from acts of violence.
Election announcement on the notice board at the District Registrar's office

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Nine candidates 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 in the general elections due to a lack of candidates.

On Tuesday, the nomination exercise ended with the Electoral Commission presenting nine candidates. The candidates are Alex Kiweewa (NRM), Sharif SSaku (NUP), and Yosam Ssuuna (independent) for the Kifamba Male Youth Councilor seat.

Others are Jawuria Nakuya (NRM) and Teddy Nalugemwa (independent) for the post of Female Elderly Representative for Lwentulege Town council, Nowelina Namugga (NRM), and Erivania Namazzi (independent) for the Female Elderly Representative for Mweruka Town council while Milly Nakajwala (NRM) and Jovian Kabarokore (Independent) were nominated for the PWD Female Councilor for Lwamaggwa Town council. 

Sylvia Kyohairwe Tegyeza, the Rakai District Returning Officer Tegyeza asked the candidates and their supporters to adhere to the COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures-SOPs and refrain from acts of violence.

Tegyeza says that she has invited the candidates for a meeting today to agree on a roadmap for their campaigns.

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Teddy Nalugemwa, who is contesting for the post of Female Elderly Representative for Lwentulege Town council called from peaceful campaigns.

The campaigns will run for thirteen days from December 2 to 14 2021.

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