War front as Museveni, Besigye brush in Igara East

Besigye in church

President Yoweri Museveni will this Tuesday be in Bushenyi to campaign for the NRM flag bearer in the Igara East by election.

The development was confirmed by presidential press secretary, Lindah Nabusayi.

At the same time, Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) leader, Kizza Besigye, is also campaigning for the opposition candidate ahead of the December 14 by-election.

“Every Ugandan election is like a war front! Politics “by other means” is Mr Museveni’s approach,” Besigye said on Monday.

He added: “That is why transition is a must for Uganda’s sustained stability and development.”

Besigye is Monday canvassing support for FDC candidate Ms Christine Bekunika in Kyeizooba Sub county and in Kyabugimbi Sub county on Tuesday.

Besigye is accompanied by FDC President Patrick Oboi Amuriat, the party secretary for mobilisation, Ingrid Turinawe and FDC MPs.

Museveni, on the other hand, will campaign for NRM party flag bearer, Andrew Martial, in Kyeizooba and Ruhuumuro Sub counties.

Martial was thrown out of parliament by Court of Appeal in October over voter bribery and uttering of defamatory statements in the 2016 general election.

Other candidates are; Michael Mawanda, Bedards Kananura, Benjamin Katana, and Armstrong David, all independents.

Security has deployed heavily in the district to secure the campaigns and avert any form of violence and malpractices.