Kiyonga, Nephew in Fierce Campaigns for Bukonzo West

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The Bukonzo West parliamentary campaigns in Kasese have kicked off with a verbal exchange between the incumbent, Dr Crispus Kiyonga, the NRM flag bearer and his nephew, independent candidate Capson Sausi.

The Bukonzo West parliamentary campaigns in Kasese have kicked off with a verbal exchange between the incumbent, Dr Crispus Kiyonga, the National Resistance Movement flag bearer and his nephew, independent candidate Capson Sausi.

 
Sausi withdrew from the Bukonzo West NRM primary elections and opted to go independent citing malpractice.  On Saturday, Sausi launched his campaigns at Kalongoyire trading center in Nyakiyumbu sub-county with a scathing attack on Kiyonga.  
 
 
He accused the incumbent, who also doubles as Defense Minister, for failing to deliver to his electorate, despite serving as Bukonzo West MP since 1996. Sausi told voters that Kiyonga spends most of his time on state duties where he has served as minister under different portfolios at the expense of his electorate.
 

 
Dr. Kiyonga has served in the Finance, Health and now Defense among other Ministries since 1986 when the NRM government came to power.  Sausi also blasted Kiyonga for linking him to independent presidential candidate, Amama Mbabazi.
 
 
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He promised to lobby and extend clean water services to most parts of the constituency where people trek for several kilometers to fetch water. While launching his campaigns in his ancestral home at Kihoko village in Ihandiro sub-county on Monday evening, Dr. Kiyonga attacked independents saying they are fueling hatred amongst NRM party members.
 
 
He said there is no way a person who has defied NRM constitution to run as an independent can campaign for the NRM presidential candidate Yoweri Museveni.
 
 
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Fanahasi Baluku, the Ihandiro Sub-county LC 3 chairperson and Secretary General, says it is time to relieve Dr. Kiyonga of his heavy loads. Baluku argues that Kiyonga is assured of becoming a minister whether he is elected or not, adding it is time to send another person to help him bring development to the area.


 
The other candidates in the Bukonzo West parliamentary election are FDC's Godfrey Katusabe and CP's Johnson Baluku. However, there is fierce competition between Kiyonga and Sausi.