2 July 2012

Uganda: FDC Vows to Defeat NRM in Kasese Polls

The leader of opposition in Parlaiment, Nathan Nandala Mafabi has vowed that Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) will defeat NRM in the Kasese woman MP by-elections.

Nandala, told journalists at Grand Holiday Hotel in Mbarara, on Saturday after meeting of Party leaders in Ankole Sub-region to discuss new strategies for development and leadership of the party.

He said that FDC party will retain the hotly-contested seat, adding that their candidate, Winfred Kiiza, is strong and focused on causing change and development in Kasese than her opponent from NRM.

"I know NRM will mobilize and take all resources including money to Kasese to win the August slated by-elections but they will not manage because FDC is strong. Ugandans have woken up and they know what they want," Mafabi said.

Kiiza, who has been the area woman MP for six years, lost her seat in June after court of appeal ruling in favour of NRM's Rehema Muhindo.

Muhindo, the NRM candidate in 2011 general elections, petitioned court over election irregularities after losing to Kiiza in February 2011 polls.

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