Vehicles with covered number plates that have come to characterize the recent by-elections – think Kayunga district, Omoro County and Soroti City East Division – have made a grand entry into Kisoro district as the campaigns in Bukimbiri County are concluding ahead of the 11th August 9, 2022 voting day.
As often, Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) and National Resistance Movement (NRM) are fiercely facing off in another bout of by-election electioneering process that is supposed to give the people of Bukimbiri County a new Member of Parliament.
Not long ago, FDC and NRM were battling in Soroti City, again, vehicles with hidden number plates were seen engaging in activities that didn’t please opposition politicians and supporters. The vehicles said to be government cars, FDC says, engaged in electoral malpractices.
Whereas our neighbours are having a peaceful election, the NRM brutes are traversing Bukimbiri in these vehicles with covered numbers plates intimidating us!
It should be noted that these are the same brutes that were commanding the military operations in Omoro,Soroti etc pic.twitter.com/8rMCFF5kqZ
— FDC (@FDCOfficial1) August 9, 2022
Synonymous with terrorizing opposition politicians, the unverifiable vehicles once they landed in Bukimbiri, FDC knew that mayhem had landed and took to social media to mock what they call NRM hooliganism.
In this Bukimbiri County by-election, FDC candidate James Owebeyi is facing off with NRM’s Eddie Kwizera Wagahungu and independent but NRM-leaning candidate Turyagyenda Asigario. The other candidate in the race is Edward Mutabazi, another independent candidate.
National Unity Platform pulled out their candidate to offer their full support to FDC, however, 19-year-old Joshua Mutabazi moments later crossed to NRM and was received by Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja.