Top leaders in President Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni’s ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) held mega rallies during which they canvassed support for Derrick Orone and Eddie Kwizera Wagahunga, the two party members who were nominated as candidates in the Gogonyo and Bukimbiri by-elections, respectively.
Kwizera and Orone were nominated in an exercise that lasted two days in both Kisoro and Pallisa. The nomination exercise ended on Tuesday, August 02, paving the way for campaigns ahead of voting on August 11.
It should be remembered that Bukimbiri and Gogonyo parliamentary seats fell vacant following the nullification of the election of those who were holding the seats since 2021. The Court of Appeal ordered the Electoral Commission to conduct fresh elections in the two constituencies.
On their nomination, both Orone and Kwizera were in company of powerful NRM bosses. Kwizera was declared by Kisoro District Returning Officer Denis Nayebare as having been duly nominated at 1pm on August 02, becoming the fourth candidate to be nominated. Present during Kwizera’s nomination exercise were: NRM First National Vice Chairman Alhajji Moses Kigongo, Deputy National Treasurer Jacqueline Kyatuhaire, Youth and Children Affairs Minister Sarah Mateke Nyirabashitsi, and NRM Director for Communication and Public Relations Emmanuel Dombo Lumala.
Kwizera was glad that the NRM had entrusted him to become the party candidate in the parliamentary race for Bukimbiri. He assured the party bosses and all his supporters that, with their continued support, he would deliver the much desired victory.
After his nomination, Kwizera, who described himself as a performer whose record is well known, addressed thousands of supporters that made their way to Rubuguri Town Council Grounds where his first mega rally was held.
He promised his enthusiastic supporters great transformation, saying he and the NRM government will inject cash into their economic activities as a way of enhancing productivity and eradicating poverty. He also assured his supporters that NRM will tarmac tourism roads.
Kwizera was also excited that the NRM had chosen him as the ruling party’s candidate for the Bukimbiri byelection. He further told the people of Bukimbiri to reward the NRM by voting him since his and the party’s credible record of service delivery, peace, development and unity was well known.
“I am privileged to be associated with the NRM fraternity. It is my home and I am highly indebted to you to deliver victory on the polling day,” he said.
“I request for support to ensure that the unfinished business of the people of Bukimbiri County is accomplished.”
MOSES KIGONGO CAMPAIGNS FOR KWIZERA