Museveni Asks Ruhaama Voters to Shun Independent Candidates

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Referring to his wifes ten year tenure as the Ruhaama county MP, Museveni said she repeatedly reminded him about the needs of her electorates because they always shared the same table, a thing that is impossible for an independent or opposition legislator.

President, Yoweri Museveni has asked voters in Ruhaama County to shun independent candidates, saying it is hard for non-National Resistance Movement party legislators to deliver services to voters.

Referring to his wife's ten year tenure as the Ruhaama county MP, Museveni said she repeatedly reminded him about the needs of her electorates because they always shared the same table, a thing that is impossible for an independent or opposition legislator.

He said without a member of parliament who seats on "the NRM table" where division of resource allocation is done, there can never be real development in the constituency.  

Museveni was campaigning for the Ruhaama County, NRM party candidate Moses Kahima at Ruhaama sub county playground on Tuesday. Museveni also campaigned at Nyakyera, Rwoho, and later Muriisa in Ntungamo Sub County.

During the campaigns, he introduced Kahima, saying he would be a better representative since he is from the ruling NRM party and will always remind him about the needs of his electorate. He described independents as indiscipline people who are either impatient or lack morals.


Electoral Commission set January 11th as the date for the Ruhaama MP by- election. The Ruhaama MP seat fell vacant following the death of the incumbent, William Beijukye Zinkurateire on November, 4th 2017. 

The NRM party candidate Moses Kahima is facing off stiff competition from Dr. Peninah Beinomugisha Jambo, Eng. Jackson Kabikire Mubangizi and Ms. Vastine Orishaba, all independents.

 

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