President Museveni while addressing a rally at Bulugo Primary School in Buyengo Sub-County in Jinja District has told voters in Busoga region not to elect members of Parliament (MPs) who will make him return to the bush.
NRM is split between two candidates, the flag bearer Moses Walyomu and the leaning candidate Brandon Alex Kintu. They are now mixed both donned in NRM colours. Campaigns end today and tomorrow is rest day and Thursday is election day.
On Monday, Museveni campaigned for Moses Walyomu, the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) candidate in the Kagoma Parliamentary by-election.
“I am tired of wars. I want you to vote pro-NRM members of parliament like our party flag-bearer, Mr Moses Walyomu,” Museveni, also NRM’s chairman, said.
“I don’t want to go back to the bush to fight again. Don’t send me people who will disagree with me in parliament. I fought in 1986 and I am tired.”
He said as the reigning President he deserves to work with like-minded people who will not trouble him and his developmental agenda for the country.
He said people who are not of his party fear to discuss with him matters that are pertinent to the development of the country. And for that to be avoided, he will need Members of Parliament who share his ideals and vision for the country.
Museveni warned voters that electing opposition MPs would cost them services such as roads, power and other crucial utilities.
President Yoweri Museveni also reiterated that he would rather focus on household income than roads, hospitals and schools that have been mentioned in government projects.
Meanwhile the FDC candidate Timothy Musala Batuwa is gaining momentum amidst the confusion and after having the boost of FDC president and party members.
While soliciting votes for Dr. Timothy Batuwa, FDC’s former President Dr Kiiza Besigye urged the people of Kagoma County in Jinja district to vote for the party candidate Dr. Timothy Batuwa to enable the area get rid of unemployment and poverty levels.
Speaking to a crowd at Budondo Sub-County in Jinja, Dr Besigye said Kagoma County should vote for the FDC candidate because they deserve better and not people who will rubberstamp unwarranted positions while in parliament.
He urged the electorates to vote for the FDC candidate for that will be the beginning of expressing their disapproval of how bad the economy and the country has degenerated.
Candidates vying for the MP seat
Candidates vying for the Kagoma Constituency parliamentary seat include Mr Alex Brandon Kintu (Independent), Mr Moses Walyomu (NRM), Mr Muhammed Bidondole (Independent) and Mr Timothy Batuwa Lusala (FDC).
Besigye and other party leaders were campaigning for Batuwa in Buwenge town council ahead of the elections on Thursday.
The Kagoma parliamentary seat fell vacant after the Court of Appeal nullified the election of Walyomu in March after it found Alex Brandon Kintu’s accusations that the NRM candidate had bribed voters were evidence enough to tilt the election’s results.
Other candidates in the race are: independent candidate Muhammed Bidondole, and opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) candidate Timothy Batuwa Lusala.