By Charles Kakamwa
RESIDENTS of Kamuli district have been advised to vote carefully in the forthcoming LC5 by-elections to avoid political wrangles.
â€œWhen will the Basoga stop being fooled? How can a person who does not have a degree deceive you that he is pursuing a masterâ€™s degree?â€ the National Agricultural Advisory Services chairman, Dr. David Kazungu, asked.
The LC5 bye-election is slated for May 10. This follows cancellation of Hajji Ahmed Kawugu Kawooyaâ€™s election by the High Court for lack of academic qualifications.
He advised the electorate not to vote a candidate who does not belong to a political party.
â€œThe electorate must avoid past mistakes and vote for a person who will work harmoniously with the Government,â€ Kazungu said.
He was speaking at celebrations marking the good performance of Lunar International College in last yearâ€™s Oâ€™level examinations at Bugaya sub-county on Sunday. The best student in the district, Wilbrod Oketcho, was given a sh2m cheque by the school director, Eng. David Mbadwe.
The Budiope county MP, Henry Balikowa, warned residents against electing a candidate from the opposition.
The Kamuli NRM chairman, Aggrey Bangu, who contested in the February 2006 elections, filed the petition but will not contest.
The FDC has nominated its vice-president and former Bugabula South MP, Salaamu Musumba, to contest, while the NRM on Saturday chose former district speaker, Stephen Mubiru.