At least ten
aspirants have picked nomination forms for the Busongora South Parliamentary
fell vacant after the Court of Appeal nullified the election of NRM’s Gideon
Mujungu Thembo last month on grounds that the elections were marred by gross
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 Jackson
Mbaju Kathika that there were irregularities at Katunguru Primary school,
Katunguru Market, and Busunga Primary school polling stations in Kasese
Commission-EC has set August 18 as the day for the by-election. Those who have
picked the forms are Jackson Mbaju Kathika the National Unity Platform-NUP
flagbearer, Thembo Gideon Mujungu of the National Resistance Movement-NRM,
Bernadette Businge of the Democratic Party-DP, Alozious Kighema, the Forum for
Democratic Change-FDC candidate and Juma Munezero for the Alliance for National
Transformation party-ANT party.
Others are; Doreen Izagiire, David Mulindwa, Frank Barozi Asiimwe, Apollo
Kabogere, and Julius Rubowa Bwambale all independent aspirants.
Charles Wafula the Kasese District Assistant Returning Officer, says they
expect more people to pick the forms by the end of Friday. According to Wafula,
the nominations of candidates will be held on Monday and Tuesday next week.
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says he chose to join the race again because he believes he still has the
chance to sway people that he was a better candidate in last year’s elections.