THE party EC chairman Hajji Ibrahim Nsamba declared Farouk Kyanjo after he successfully returned his nomination forms with the necessary requirements at the party headquarters
By Farooq Kasule
THE Justice Forum party (JEEMA) electoral commission (EC) has declared Farouk Hussein Kyanjo the party flag bearer for Makindye West constituency.
The party EC chairman Hajji Ibrahim Nsamba on Saturday declared Kyanjo after he successfully returned his nomination forms with the necessary requirements at the party headquarters located in Mengo.
He added that for the reasons not best known to the party EC, the other two intending aspirants did not return their filled nomination forms in the stipulated time for the exercise to date thereby neglecting the party EC rules and procedures.
"For that reason, I now declare Farouk Hussein Kyanjo as the successful and suitable party flag bear in the upcoming general elections for Makindye West constituency." Nsamba said.
He added that this must be a lesson to other party flag bearer hopefuls that an individual must follow the set rules and regulations.
"We cannot endorse candidates that cannot respect the party laws" Nsamba added.
Member of Parliament for Makindye West Hajji Hussein Kyanjo asked the people of Makindye West to trust his son. Photo by Ramadhan Abbey
Speaking at the function, Hajj Muhammad Kibirige Mayanja, the national party chairman implored him to begin soliciting for votes to ensure that the party does not lose the only parliamentary seat it has been holding since 2006.
"This constituency is historical to our party, we do not want to lose it but to use it and get more parliamentary seats" Mayanja said.
He commended the people of Makindye West for putting trust in the party and being patient with the incumbent MP who is battling ill health, saying other people would have asked for fresh elections.
"Put more trust in us because for the two terms in service, we never betrayed you," Mayanja said.
The party president, who also doubles as the chairman of The Democratic Alliance (TDA) campaign strategy committee, said the party has an upper hand to take the coalition joint ticket.
"The TDA protocol says that each party will have a benefit in the coalition and that the first priority will be given to party that won the constituency in the previous elections irrespective of which candidate has been endorsed by the party" Basalirwa said.
He implored the party members to join hands with Kyanjo to solicit for votes in the constituency.
The incumbent Member of Parliament Hajji Hussein Kyanjo said it is good that his son has passed through the nomination exercise on merit.
"This is clear that he is not a hereditary leader," Kyanjo said.
He challenged him to use the remaining six months to seek for votes and if selected, to work tirelessly and deliver services to the people in all circumstances through copying from him.
"Always respect people at all levels as I have been doing" Kyanjo said.
After being declared, the delighted Farouk said he is looking forward to lifting the status of all people in the constituency by engaging in developmental programs for people of Makindye West.
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