The other candidates are Robert Bwarare, an independent, FDC’s Odo Tayebwa and Nasser Basajjabalaba of NRM. On Tuesday, three of the candidates launched their campaign with huge rallies in the constituency.
Ismail Kikurwe, one of the candidates in the Bushenyi Municipality MP by-elections has snubbed the open air rallies opting to engage in the door to door campaigns to solicit for votes. Campaigns for the Bushenyi municipality MP by-elections that have attracted four candidates officially kicked off on Tuesday.
The other candidates are Robert Bwarare, an independent, FDC’s Odo Tayebwa and Nasser Basajjabalaba of NRM. On Tuesday, three of the candidates launched their campaign with huge rallies in the constituency. But Ismail Kikurwe has decided to hold low key campaigns as he moves door to door to converse for support. Kikurwe says that he prefers walking house to house to meet his electorate because many of them are unable to attend campaign rallies. He believes that the door to door campaign will help him identify with his voters.
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Odo Tayebwa, the FDC candidates used his first campaign rally in Buramba ward to attack Electoral Commission for allegedly trying to delete names of his supporters from the voters register. Tayebwa says that he has instructed his lawyers to collect enough on the matter and drag the commission to court. He also accused the EC and security for allowing Basajjabalaba to conduct night campaigns, warning that this could lead to serious problems if it is not checked.
Robert Bwarare, another candidate asked the voters to support him to introduce a new sense of political direction in the area geared towards reconciliation of residents since they are divided along political and religious line. Basajjabala urged his supporters in Ruharo ward where he is accused to have bribed voters in the previous election, to give him another chance to accomplish his projects.
He urged them not to misuse their mandate which will determine the destiny of their area and country. Nasser said since the people that supported him in the previous elections are still alive he is sure of victory. Bassajabalaba was thrown out of parliament by the court of appeal after he was found guilty of voter bribery following a petition filed by his rival Odo Tayebwa.
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ismail kikurwe snubs open campaign rallies