The ruling National Resistance Movement [NRM] Secretary General, Rt. Hon. Justine Kasule Lumumba, and the National Vice Chairperson in charge of the Eastern region, Captain Mike Mukula, have called for peace in today’s parliamentary by-election.
The duo was addressing two separate rallies at Magoro and Toroma Sub Counties in Katakwi District on Tuesday.
“It’s the first time Uganda is enjoying peace across borders, let the elections not destabilise your peace,” Lumumba told voters.
Mukula, on the other hand, urged the party members to cast their votes early enough and assured them of security in case of any eventualities.
Toroma will be going to polls this Thursday, May 18.
The race is between Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] candidate, Martin Odaka, and Mr. Joseph Andrew Koluo, the official NRM party candidate.
The former Toroma county Member of Parliament, Cyrus Amodoi, was killed in a road accident in March.
FDC Party Secretary General also Budadiri West MP, Rt. Hon Nathan Nandala Mafabi, accompanied by Hon. Eng. Patrick Amuriat Oboi, camped in Toroma county Katakwi district to ensure their candidate wins the Parliamentary by-election for Toroma County.
Earlier, the former party president, Dr. Kizza Besigye, also campaigned for Odaka.
Likewise, NRM Party Chairman and President H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni also campaigned for his candidate at two separate rallies at Magoro and Toroma Sub Counties in Katakwi District on Tuesday.
He urged the people here to avoid voting independents but instead send him the NRM flag bearer to Parliament.
“When you go for elections, it’s not just a fashion. Don’t vote for religions, Sub Counties or even tribes but vote for a solution to your problems”, said the President, adding that NRM was the only party committed to effective service delivery.
Despite a few remaining challenges in the area, the President was happy to note that all Sub Counties in Katakwi district have HCIIIs except Palamo while all parishes have government Primary schools except two.
With a major power line connected to Katakwi Town Council, Museveni disclosed government plans to extend it to other areas shortly.
These will include Omodoi, Akoboi, Toroma Mission, Amucu, Amekedea and Aryamulami among many others.
He commended the district leadership in Teso Sub Region for the construction of quality motorable murrum roads in the area.
He further mentioned that Soroti-Katakwi-Moroto and Moroto-Nakapiripiti-Mbale roads were being tarmacked.