Michel Mawanda Maranga in the meeting
By Deus Turuhukire
The chairman Electoral commission; Simon Byabakama has warned Igara East stakeholders and entire electorate to desist from bribery during the forthcoming re-election for their area MP scheduled for Dec.14,2017.
Meeting five MP aspiring candidates, stake holders and voters in Multipurpose Hall in Bushenyi-Ishak Municipality today Oct.31, 2017 Byabakama said the 2016 parliamentary election in Igara East was characterized by bribery, a reason why it was nullified by court of appeal.
Andrew Maartial was declared a winner and represented the constituency until recently when court of appeal cancelled his election and declared fresh election.
Byabakama said the bribery costs the government a lot of money and time especially when an election is challenged in courts of law.
He also revealed that the newly formed Rwentuha town council also will elect local leaders including councilors and People with disabilities representatives on Dec.14, 2017.
Ssebagala Kigozi; a commissioner from the Electoral commission who also attended the meeting revealed that a number of Ugandans have not yet picked their National Identity cards from their respective district headquarters thus appealing to them to ensure that they collect them before they become moldy.
Mean while the electoral commission chairman; Justice Byabakama has banned all fundraising functions in Igara East in a measure to fight bribery that might ruin the forthcoming re-election.
He disclosed that Ug.sh.390 million has been set aside to cater for the Igara parliamentary election.
The aspirants of the Igara east parliamentary by-election include; Micheal Mawanda Maranga,Benjamin Katana,Armstrong (FDC) Bernards Kananura and NRM’s Andrew Martial never attended the meeting.
Source:www.mknewslink.com a western Uganda news website.