Geoffrey Macho, an independent and incumbent Busia Municipality Member of parliament, says that he can’t withdraw from the race in favour of his NRM rival, Hassan Kamba because the primaries were flawed.
leaning National Resistance Movement-NRM parliamentary candidates in Busia district have rejected the
ongoing reconciliation by the party leadership, saying it is a waste of
A number of independents say they can’t pull out from the polls for fear of tainting their
political image and credibility among voters.
argue that they decided to get nominated as independent candidates because of
their support and strength on the ground.
Macho, an independent and incumbent Busia Municipality Member of parliament,
says that he can’t withdraw from the race in favour of his NRM rival, Hassan
Kamba because the primaries were flawed.
questions some of the people sent by the party leadership to conduct the
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Esther Busingye, the independent candidate for the Busia Woman parliamentary
seat, says the reconciliation meeting is unnecessary because their grievance
should have been addressed before nominations.
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Lydia Wanyoto Mutende, the National Chairperson of the NRM Women League, who
chaired the reconciliation meeting at Busia Council hall, promised to present
the issues raised by the independent candidates to party national chairperson to
forge a way forward.