Vice President Jessica Alupo and Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) have turned up in a big way to canvass for votes for their party’s candidate Eddie Kwizera Wagahungu in the Bukimbiri Country by-elections ahead of the voting day Thursday 11th August 9, 2022.
Well aware of the risk they face if they let an opposition candidate win a by-election, the NRM has not taken any single by-election for granted and has vowed to do all it takes to win any such election that will come up across the country.
To show their seriousness, the ruling party dispatches their strongest manpower to campaign for their candidate in any by-election. As a custom, the party’s chairman Yoweri Museveni reinforces the team last to ask for voters to vote for the NRM candidate.
But this time, the party was faced with two by-elections whose voting date is 11th August 9, 2022 – Bukimbiri County in Kisoro district and Gogonyo County in Pallisa district.
This meant that the party had to split its human resource. The president went to Gogonyo while other high-ranking party officials descended on Bukimbiri.
The team to Bukimbiri was made complete with the arrival of Vice President Jessica Alupo to join Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja who together with some party secretariat members had made Kisoro district their temporary home for the Bukimbiri vote.
Among the top NRM leaders who had camped in Bukimbiri was the party’s Vice Chairman in charge of the Western region who is also Minister for Information Technology and National Guidance Dr Chris Baryomunsi.
Campaigning in Rushaga Sub County and Rubuguri town council, Dr. Baryomunsi reminded residents that their interests and desires can only be realized by turning up in big numbers to vote forKwizera who will work with government to ensure better service delivery.
“I encourage you to choose a leader who is part of the NRM family. His voice during resource allocation in parliament will easily be heard and considered as compared to requests from a member of the opposition or independent,” Dr Baryomunsi said.
Also on Kwizera’s campaign trail is NRM Secretary General Richard Todwong. Todwong said he was excited to join the NRM foot soldiers who committed their time and resources to ensure the party claimed victory.
“I commend you for supporting the mass party and its National Chairman, Yoweri Museveni for many decades now. I assure you that by closure of vote casting and counting, our flag bearer Mr. Kwizera will emerge victorious,” Todwong said as he addressed excited electorates.