The Rakai Electoral Commission District Registrar Sarah Nabukeera has confirmed that they only received nomination for one candidate seeking to contest as MP for Byamba County.
The National Resistance Movement - NRM
flagbearer Gyaviira Ssemwanga was the only candidate was unopposed as nominations closed yesterday.
Ssemwanga won NRM party
ticket after he defeated the incumbent MP Amos Mandela with 43,459 votes
against 17,324 votes. He says the developments have surprised him because he did
not imagine it would happen this way because he joined the race as a first time contestant who
was highly despised by his opponent.
He said he is delighted because he has been
saved from the tough challenges that come with running campaigns for the general
Ssemwanga promises to represent his people well in parliament by lobbying government and other stakeholders towards improving the social welfare
of his constituents, especially restoring home among the many victims of HIV/AIDs
scourge in the area.
in: “Our constituency…..
out; ….believe in themselves.”//
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out; ….omubaka wa Parliament.”//
In the other constituencies of Rakai district, Boaz
Kasirabo Ninsiima, the incumbent MP for Buyamba County and NRM flagbearer is facing NUP’s
Henry Ndinaimwe and independent candidate David Mpuuga.
For the Rakai District
Woman MP, the incumbent Juliet Kinyamatama who lost in the party primaries is
contesting against NRM flagbearer Asha Lubyayi Kayanja, NUPs Grace Nalubega and
independent candidate Nowerina Kinkanshemeza.