By Fred Kiva
ARUA. National Resistance Movement (NRM) Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba has warned that voting opposition would frustrate government efforts to elevate Arua Municipality to a City status.
Lumumba made the remarks on Thursday evening at two separate campaign rallies in Arua Municipality, West Nile.
She noted that basing on the government plan to elevate Arua Municipality to a City status, there is need to vote an NRM candidate who will mingle up well with the sitting government to deliver the pending promises.
The NRM Secretary General added that voting for the opposition or independent candidates would cripple the efforts engineered by the Late Ibrahim Abiriga.
Abiriga was gunned down by unknown assailants in June, together with his body guard and brother as the legislator returned home in Kawanda, Wakiso District. Campaigns are on to replace the fallen NRM legislator and elections are scheduled for August 15.
Former East Africa Legislative Assembly member, Nusura Tiperu is the NRM’s flag bearer in the parliamentary race of eleven candidates.
According to a statement by NRM Secretariat Communications Officer Rogers Mulindwa, Lumumba continues with her engagements with the voters in Arua Municipality today (Friday).
She pledged the government's commitment to continue protecting its people against any form of insecurity. She reminded the voters of the government tireless efforts that resulted into the return of peace in the West Nile Region.
"I thank you the people of Arua and West Nile at large for maintaining the restored peace and the NRM government is still strong and well equipped to continue guarding you against any internal or foreign negative forces," she assured voters.
Other candidates in the race are Mr Bruce Musema (FDC), Mr Jaffar Alekua (Jeema), Mr Kennedy Madira (DP), Mr. Kassiano Wadri (Independent), Mr. Francis Elton Nyero (Independent), Mr. Sunday Anguandia (Independent) among others.