BY WILBER MUHWEZI-KASIBANTE
The former Member of Parliament for Igara East constituency in Bushenyi district, Mr. Micheal Mawanda Maranga was nominated today morning to re-contest the seat.
During a press briefing after his nomination at Bushenyi district council hall, Mawanda vowed to crack down on vote thieves because they were a result of his loss in 2016.
He noted that he can’t reveal his set trick to catch them but the strategy is well set and those intending to steal his votes will be caught.
Mawanda lost to Andrew Martial in 2016 parliamentary elections which court of appeal on Oct 03, 2017 cancelled on grounds of bribery and vote rigging.
Mawanda and some of his supporters after nomination
Mr. Mawanda was declared a true candidate at 9:41am by Bushenyi district returning officer Mr. Godffery Mbabazi inside Bushenyi district council.
He was accompanied by among others the NRM flag bearer and candidate for lc111 for Rwentuha town council Fred Kibala Mbiika.
Mr. Mawanda who was nominated on independent ticket called upon his supporters to be calm and peaceful. “I call up on my supporters not to fight with supporters of my opponents. Please be calm and peaceful because you know that victory is ours” Mawanda appealed to his supporters.
Yesterday three candidates were nominated; Mr. Katana Benjamin [independent] Christine Bekunika [FDC] and Andrew Martial [NRM].
Others who have booked to be nominated today afternoon are Mr. Benards Kananura Bahemuka and David Armstrong. The race has attracted six candidates.
Bushenyi district Returning Officer;Godfrey Mbabazi nominating Mawanda.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a western Uganda news website
Mawanda presenting his academic papers to the returning officers