14 September 2017

Uganda: Iganga Votes Woman MP Today

Iganga goes to polls today to decide their next District Woman Member of Parliament following the death Grace Hailat Kaudha as NRM looks for its 8th victory out of the dozen by-elections so far held.

President Museveni was on Monday in the district to drum up support for the party flag bearer Ms Asinde Brenda Suubi popularly known as Maama Madhi.

NRM secretary general Justine Lumumba said Tuesday that her team was optimistic of a landslide victory in Iganga today.

"The entire district has showed us massive support throughout the campaigns," said Ms Lumumba who led the field operations.

Meanwhile, the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) leaders have also pitched camp in the district.

The FDC deputy spokesperson Mr Paul Mwiru said the party is set to deploy its agents at all the polling centers to safe guard the votes for their candidate, Ms Mariam Naigaga.

Former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye was also in the district campaigning for Ms Naigaga.

Other candidates in the race are Asha Babirye, Olivia Kwagala and Aziza Kakerewe.

The Iganga District Returning Officer Ms Mercy Ataho said campaigns for the five candidates in the race ended peacefully on Tuesday.

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