The incumbent Rujumbura MP, Jim Muhwezi, says he is confident of an 80 percent win in next week's elections.
Muhwezi, who is seeking a fourth legislative term, tells journalists he will be surprised if he gets less that his expected votes. He says his party, the National Resistance Movement, has a strong hold of Rukungiri district and has increased its support throughout the country considerably.
Muhwezi finalized his three-week campaign yesterday. He says he has the majority support in all five sub-counties in Rujumbura.
Jim Muhwezi is the Rukungiri NRM chairperson and is a major political force in his district. However, despite his confidence, his win is not guaranteed.
The former Minister of Health faces a tough challenge from former Internal Security Organization operative, Charles Rwomushana.
This isn't the first time Rwomushana are going head-to-head in an election. In 1996 Muhwezi beat Rwomushana for the Rujumbura seat by winning 98 percent of the vote.
Muhwezi is also contesting against Fred Turyamuhweza Tumuheirwe of the Forum for Democratic Change for the second time. The two last did battle in 2001 when Muhwezi won 76.9 percent of the vote.
In 2006 the former minister's hold on his seat slipped further with him managing to obtain just 69 percent support.
In addition to Tumuheirwe and Rwomushana, Jim Muhwezi is contesting against Franco Tugume of the Uganda Federal Alliance and Moses Kato, an independent candidate.