Museveni asks Igara for NRM MP, Besigye tells them Togikwatako

Museveni in Igara East

President Museveni, who is the NRM national chairperson and Dr Kizza Besigye, former FDC presidential candidate have campaigned for their candidates on the final day of campaigns ahead of the Thursday Igara East by-election.

President Museveni who arrived at around 4:30pm has campaigned for NRM flag bearer, Mr Andrew Martial as Dr Besigye campaigned for FDC flag bearer, Mrs Christine Ninsiima Bekunika in the six-candidate tight race.

Museveni has addressed two rallies, the first rally being at Nyeibingo play ground in Ruhuumuro Sub County and the second rally at Bwera primary school playground in Bumbaire Sub County.

Museveni greets Martial

Dr Besigye has campaigned in Kyabugimbi Sub County, which is about 15km apart from where Ruhumuuro sub county where Museveni had his first rally.

Both politicians addressed rallies appealing to the voters to send their respective party flag bearers to parliament.

President Museveni appealed to voters to elect someone because of their ability and not because they know them in person.

NRM supporters flash V-Sign back at Besigye

The president also said that an NRM flag bearer would benefit the people of Igara East because he will be in position to bargain for the people directly.

Dr Besigye flanked with other party officials who include Patrick Oboi Amuriat, Ingrid Kamateneti Turinawe, Paul Kahigi among others started campaigning for their flag bearer in Kyeizooba Sub County and Rwentuuha town council where Besigye said they should vote for someone who is opposed to the lifting of presidential age limit in Parliament.

Amuriat hands FDC candidate Bekunika a key

As the Election Day approaches on Thursday, the tight race is between Martial and Mawanda with other candidates crowded out.

The others candidates in the race are, Bedards Kananura, David Armstrong, and Benjamin Katana who were also campaigning in other areas of the constituency.