Addressing two separate rallies at Magoro and Toroma Sub Counties in Katakwi District on Tuesday, NRM Party Chairman and President H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni urged the people here to avoid voting independents but instead send him the NRM flag bearer to Parliament.
The National Chairman was in Toroma Constituency to canvas support for Mr. Joseph Andrew Koluo, the official party candidate in the race.
“When you go for elections, its 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.
He spoke at length about the independent candidates whom he likened to football players intercepting their own teammates to deny them scoring opportunities.
“If I have a ball and you are a member of my team, why do you fail me from scoring?”, he asked.
He added that independent Candidates had in many occasions proved to be vote spoilers in such elections unless when used as a strategy. The race has seven candidates four of whom are independents and of these three are NRM leaning.
Magoro land issues
At his first rally in Magoro Sub County bordering Karamoja, the National Chairman said he would soon cause a meeting with the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and other parties to address the concerns of the local folks related to the land reportedly grabbed from them.
He said, he was however happy to see thousands of people returning to this area for productive work. The area had been deserted following rampant cattle rustling.
Museveni noted that the UPDF had grown very strong and able to counter all negative forces.
He said over 40,000 guns were retrieved from the Karamajong, a number which was two times the size of the Idi Amin’s force of 1970s.