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President Yoweri Museveni Campaigns for Taban Iddi Amin in Kibanda North constituency, Kiryandongo district on Tuesday. PPU Photo
President Yoweri Museveni with Taban Iddi Amin in Kibanda North constituency by-election campaigns in Kiryandongo district on Tuesday. PPU Photo

President Museveni Campaigns for Iddi Amin in Kibanda North

I want you to vote for someone who will work with me on government projects. When you elect NRM candidates, it will also be possible to lobby for whatever services needed by people in the whole country - President Museveni
posted onAugust 9, 2017
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By Fred Kiva

President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday visited Kibanda North Constituency in Kiryandongo district to campaign for the National Resistance Movement candidate, Taban Iddi Amin ahead of the August 10 by-election in the area.

During rallies in Mutunda Sub county and Kiryandongo town council, President Museveni asked voters to support the NRM candidate who will work with him well to develop their area.

"I want you to vote for someone who will work with me on government projects. When you elect NRM candidates, it will also be possible to lobby for whatever services needed by people in the whole country," said the president.

The president promised power extension from Kiryandongo to Kiyuuya in the neighbouring Masindi district. He said under the rural electrification program "government will also extend electricity to Kizibu, Kididima, Apodorwa and Nyakabaale villages".

Mr Museveni also hinted on a number of ongoing projects like the Kyenjojo - Kigumba road construction.

During the rallies Amin criticised his rival Sam Otada for mudslinging him, claiming that he doesn't qualify to run for Member of Parliament.

After addressing the supporters, President Museveni asked the candidate's father, Shaban Amin, son of former President Idi Amin, to greet the voters.

President Museveni and Shaban Amini
President Museveni and Shaban Amin in Kibanda Constituency, Kiryandongo district on Tuesday. PPU Photo

Amin's election was overturned by Court of Appeal in May this year on grounds of mismatching names and not being a registered voter.

Meanwhile, Otada has run to Kampala High Court after his application challenging Amin's eligibility to contest again was dismissed.

Otada says that his rival has not addressed issues that led to his election nullification, an argument that was dismissed by Masindi High Court for lack of evidence last month.

 

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