The distribution of polling materials for the Hoima Woman MP by-election
kicked off on Thursday morning amidst tight security.
Distribution of the materials kicked off at 5 am at the electoral
commission offices in Kijungu Kahoora division Hoima
municipality. It was conducted by electoral commission staff accompanied by the police.
The materials were distributed in the 266 polling stations in the 69
parishes of Hoima district.
There are 143,273 registered voters in Hoima
Douglas Matsiko, the Hoima district returning officer warns the electorate
against violence at the polling stations.
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The seat fell vacant after Tophace Kaahwa Byagira, the former Woman
MP opted to represent the people of the newly Kikuube district that was carved
out of Hoima and became operational on July 1, 2018.
Two candidates are vying for the position in the hotly
contested by-election. They are Harriet Mugenyi Businge, the NRM Flagbearer and
Asinansi Nyakato of the Forum for democratic change.