Ms. Winfred Matsiko Komuhangi, will have no excuses if she loses the District Woman MP slot, after President Yoweri Museveni traversed Rukungiri District on Tuesday, canvassing support for the NRM flag bearer.
He concluded his 2-day campaign in the district last evening.
Museveni’s final rally took place in Rukungiri Municipality where he castigated politics of sectarianism based on religion and tribe, calling upon the electorate in the entire Rukungiri District to vote NRM Party massively saying that “there is no tribe that is bigger than Uganda.”
Mr. Museveni, also NRM chairman told the rally in the Municipality that he was prompted to promote entrepreneurship skills in Rukungiri District because it was vital to run productive businesses as that is one of the sources of employment to many people adding that in that way the Government would be supporting the Operation Wealth Creation Programme at household level for town dwellers.
He urged the electorate in to vote for the NRM flag bearer, come tomorrow 31st May 2018 so that the Movement continues to consolidate further its achievements of unity, peace, security, infrastructure development. During the rally, Mr. Museveni received Hakuna Mchezo mobilizers and welcomed converts from the opposition FDC.
“The reason I am here is to ask for your support so that we serve you better. The reason we joined politics is to liberate the people and we did that through peace and development," he said.
Earlier, the President addressed rallies in the Sub-Counties of Bugangari and Bwambara in the Rift Valley Corridor as well as Buhunga and Ruhinda Sub-Counties explaining to the electorate in those areas that politics entails what one needs and who can and is better suited to fix that need.
The flag bearer for the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Ms. Winfred Matsiko Komuhangi is tussling it out with opposition and some independent candidates in the by-elections for the Rukungiri District Woman Member of Parliament. The seat fell vacant after the recent Court of Appeal nullification of Ms. Matsiko Komuhangi’s victory in the 2016 elections, citing some irregularities.