By Micheal Atwakiire Bitunga
The people power candidate Brian Katana Amanya who had come to be nominated as a candidate in the Sheema North by election, fainted in the nomination room after failing to be nominated due to late coming.
Brian reached in the nomination room at Sheema district headquarters ten minutes before 5 pm but couldn’t be nominated due to lack of lawyer’s signatures and nomination fee receipt.
He was asked to first clear them for him to be nominated which was too late for him since the official closure time had already clocked.
He fainted immediately after the district returning officer Ms Deborah Asiimwe declared the closing of nominations.
After like 30 – 40 minutes, Brian told Mk News link reporter that his failure to be nominated was behind some of government officials in the district whom he said that they bribed his lawyer not to sign on his documents.
“My lawyer kept on telling me that he is on his way coming to sign for me but up to now he is nowhere to be seen, even I reached in Stanbic bank to clear my nomination fee but they had refused to work on me, some district government officials were behind this,” Brian said.
On the same day Felix Mujuni was also nominated as an independent candidate. He refuted all rumours that he was bribed by Ms Naome Kibaaju as news circulated after failing to stand on FDC ticket as it was supposed to be, however he vowed to work for the people of Sheema North with whole his heart.
All three nominated candidates; Ms Naome Kibaaju NRM, Guma Nuwagaba Betikura FDC and Felix Mujuni independent will meet the Electoral commission on Friday 21st September at Sheema district headquarters where they will be given guidelines on how to conduct and behave during campaigns and later elections will be on 8th October this year.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website