Kabakumba Masiko, the Minister of Information and National Guidance is in trouble to retain the Bujenje parliamentary seat.
Elders in Bujenje constituency are fronting Patrick Kasumba, an army lieutenant to challenge Kabakumba in the 2011 polls.
Kasumba, who is also the legal advisor to the External Security Organization, is still a serving soldier. He has applied to retire from the army in vain.
Two thousand residents of Bujenje have petitioned President Yoweri Museveni, the Chief of Defense Forces General Nyakairima and the speaker of parliament Edward Ssekandi to retire Kasumba from the army since he has served for 27 years.
In their petition, they say that besides not letting Kasumba free, it shocks them that the former child soldier remains a lieutenant, despite serving for close to three decades and having a master's degree in law.
The army leadership is being accused of refusing to retire the former child soldier on the influence of Kabakumba.
After reportedly meeting the elders in Kampala last week Nyakairima had promised to hold another meeting with selected members in Masindi last evening.
However, by 3:00PM Nyakairima had not shown up neither was anyone aware of the possible venue of the meeting.
Although he is constantly in Bujenje hunting for support, Kasumba has still refused to talk to the press.
Mugisa Youngstone, a die-hard supporter of Kasumba says Kabakumba's unending politics of militancy in Bujenje is her current undoing.
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Kabakumba laughs of all the accusations. She says in the past she has seen and triumphed over stronger opposition and therefore Kasumba is not any threat to her political life.
Kabakumba is the only MP to have represented Bujenje for more than one term. All her predecessors ended with only one term.
Mugisa explains why Kasumba will better Kabakumba.
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At the top political turmoil in Masindi a year ago, Kabakumba and the exiled Masindi district chairman Steven Birija led warring camps.
Even in his absence, Birija's camp is strongly still at play against Kabakumba.