24th June 2018
By Elly Karenzi
As elections for the newly created Ibanda municipality, are getting nearer, independent candidate for the mayoral race has stepped down leaving most of his supporters disappointed.
Amon Mwijukye, who lost to Apollo Twine Kibeherere in the NRM primaries, decided to contest as independent but he has withdrawn from the race.
The mayoral race for Ibanda Municipality now remains between two people; Apollo Kibeherere (NRM) and Anselm Arinaitwe of the Forum for Democracy Change (FDC).
Meanwhile, supporters of Mwijukye told www.mknewlink.com yesterday that they have praised his decision and have all their eyes set on FDC’s Arinaitwe candidate to win the forthcoming elections on 19th July.
There is a split in the NRM camp widening after the declaration of the results for NRM primaries for Parliamentary and mayoral race.
The District Returning Officer, Ibanda district, Tolban Musinguzi, confirmed that he has received the letter from Mwijukye about his stepping down.
Musinguzi added that Ibanda municipality council has a population of over 105,000 people in 238 cells formed with three divisions of Bufunda, Bisheeshe and Kagongo.The number of polling centers are 99 with over 50,000 people registered to vote.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website