National
Four candidates nominated for Bubulo pollsPublish Date: Mar 25, 2014
Four candidates nominated for Bubulo polls
  • mail
  • img
MP Tonny Kipoi was expelled from the House
newvision

By Paul Watala

Four candidates have been nominated by the Electoral Commission to contest in the Bubulo west constituency parliamentary by-elections.

They are; Ahamadah Wakhweya of Forum for Democratic Change and Rose Mutonyi Masaba of ruling National Resistance Movement, Joseph Masolo, an independent and Paul Butita of the Democratic Party.
 

The seat fell vacant following the expulsion of former MP Tonny Kipoi from Parliament over prolonged absence from the House.
 

Wakhweya and Mutonyi were nominated on Monday while Joseph Masolo an independent and Paul Butita have been nominated today Tuesday.
 

Shortly after being nominated, Mutonyi pledged to focus on better representation for the Bubulo people adding that she would also lobby for the child, youth and the mothers who are disadvantaged.

Wakhweya asked the people of Bubulo not to vote because of money given to them but focus on how best somebody can deliver.
 

The candidates were nominated by Manafwa district returning officer, Ibrahim Salim Kizindo in the presence of Electoral commission chairman Eng. Badru Kiggundu.
 

Butita of DP was by Monday still being held by police in Mbale over allegation of assaulting the Elgon region police commander, Jacob Opolot and Mbale district police commander, Gerald Twishime when police blocked the opposition meeting at sports club recently.  Bubulo west has got 135 polling stations with over 60,000 voters.
 

Eng. Kiggundu said that the exercise was calm with no interruptions from the candidate’s supporters but expressed concern of poor turn up of candidates who had picked forms.

Kiggundu warned candidates against using abusive language, commercializing campaigns and campaigning beyond the agreed time of 6:00pm saying it would lead to disqualification from the race.
 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Minister Kutesa meets Indian Premier Modi
The foreign affairs minister Sam Kutesa is leading a delegation on cabinet ministers and government officials on a five-day official trade mission to India....
Kyambogo admits 12,000 private students
KYAMBOGO University has admitted over 12,000 students under the private sponsorship scheme. This is on top of the 900 students the university admitted under the government sponsorship...
KCCA receives multi-media tracking system
Chinese Telecommunications Solutions Company, Huawei Technologies Company Ltd, has donated a multi-media tracking system to Kampala Capital City Authority....
Cassava to replace matooke as Uganda
CASSAVA will soon be Uganda’s staple food replacing matooke according to scientists...
Judiciary commended for fight against corruption
THE Anti-corruption Court mid this month convicted Kashaka to 10 years and 10 days in imprisonment for causing a sh4b financial loss to government...
Prove you
A top Muslim cleric has challenged Uganda’s political leaders to prove that they are better than Idi Amin - Uganda’s former President who was ousted in 1979...
Should voters be given poer to recall their MPs?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter