Monday May 19 2014

Forgive us, NRM asks Luweero voters

By Dan Wandera


The NRM campaign team for the Luweero District Woman MP by-election has appealed to voters to forgive the ruling party and their candidate, Ms Rebecca Nalwanga, for the past mistakes.
NRM came to power in 1986 after a five-year guerilla war fought in Luweero District.

The team constitutes ministers: Richard Todwong (Without Portfolio), Dr J.C Muyingo (Higher Education), Ms Rose Namayanja (Information), Mr Abraham Byandala (Works) and Ms Sarah Kataike Ndoboli, who is in charge of the liberation war affected Luweero Triangle.
The team told several rallies that Ms Nalwanga is the only solution for the district because she will directly link up with President Museveni to fulfill all the promises made by government.
Mr Todwong, the in charge of mobilisation in NRM, told Wobulenzi Town residents last Friday that the party could have made past mistakes and thus needed to be forgiven.

He added that the NRM candidate will deliver unlike the other candidates “who may not easily have access to the President to ensure that Luweero is transformed”.
The parliamentary seat fell vacant after court nullified Ms Brenda Nabukenya, a DP candidate, over irregularities. The by-election will be held on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Opposition campaigners for Ms Nabukenya, have accused the government of voter bribery, claiming it was giving out money in form of campaign allowances.

Ms Nabukenya’s team constitutes MPs: Betty Nambooze (Mukono), Ibrahim Ssemuju Nganda (Kyaddondo East), Mathias Mpuuga (Masaka) and Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, among others.

“The money which the NRM camp is distributing belongs to you because you are tax payers. Just eat this money but remember to vote for Ms Brenda Nabukenya who is fighting to liberate thxe people of Luweero,” Butambala County MP Muwanga Kivumbi said at the weekend.
However, Hajj Abdul Naduli, the NRM District chairperson, said the offer was “a bottle of water” and not a bribe”.

“You ask the Electoral Commission. Do they refuse water? Water is accepted and I do not want to listen to that kind of nonsense,” Hajj Nadduli said.
Ms Kadala Farida, an independent, said she was the right person to neutralise the current friction between the opposition and government.