Wednesday, 18 July 2012


Emotions are high in Kasese district as nominations for different elective posts in the August 8th by-elections are set for tomorrow Thursday and Friday.
The Kasese district Registrar Kanzira Vally Tumwesigye told  that the Thursday and Friday exercise will take place at the electoral commission offices in Kasese town starting at 9.00 and until 5.00pm each day.
Confirmation from the district registrar indicates four people expected to be presented for nominations to run for the seat of Woman Member of Parliament for Kasese that fell vacant after court of appeal
ordered fresh elections.
They are FDC’s Winfred Kiiza, NRM’s Rehema Muhindo, DP’s Rosemary Masika and Betty Kayesu running as Independent.
Winfred Kiiza and Betty Kayesu will be nominated on Thursday at 10:00 and 12:00pm respective where as Rosemary Masika and Rehema Muhindo has booked Friday at 9:00 and 11: am respectively.
Also to be nominated are candidates for the LC 3 seat for Lake-Katwe and Nyakatonzi sub-counties. Also different categories of councilors from Isango sub-county, Kisinga Town board and newly created
Nyakatonzi sub-county will be nominated.
The confirmed list from the Registrar’s office indicates Swizin Bukenya of NRM as the only contender for the Nyakatonzi LC 3 seat.
Selestine Siwako (NRM), Cyprus Baluku (FDC), Emmanuel Kyalimba and Vincent Odoru both independent are set for nominations to vie for the Lake Katwe sub-county LC 3 seat that also fell vacant following a
court order in April last year on grounds of election malpractices in the 2011 polls.
Mr. Tumwesigye, the district registrar has asked every aspiring candidate turning up for nominations to come with only two vehicles possessing a police sticker to avoid abstraction of the exercise.
FDC president Dr. Kizza Besigye is arriving in Kasese to accompany Winfred Kiiza for nominations and later on at a public rally at Nyakasanga stadium tomorrow.
DP’s candidate Rosemary Masika will also be accompanied by party’s Vice Chairman for Western region Mr. Imamu Makumbu but there is no confirmation whether the NRM secretariat will send a representative to accompany flag bearer Rehema Muhindo on Friday.

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