FDC’s Besigye campaigns for Naigaga in Iganga today

By Damali Mukhaye:

Former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) President Dr. Kiiza Besigye is today expected in Iganga district to campaign for the party flag bearer ahead of Thursday’s by election for the district Woman Member of Parliament.

The seat fell vacant following the death of the former legislator Hailat Kaudha who succumbed to pregnancy-related complications in May.

The FDC Deputy Secretary General Harold Kaija says that Besigye and several other top party officials will use the last campaign day to drum up support for Mariam Naigaga.

The FDC party officials visit comes just a day after President Yoweri Museveni who is also the National Chairman of the ruling National Resistance Movement party was in the same district to campaign for the NRM flag bearer Brenda Asinde.

Other candidates in the race are Mariam Nakato, Aziza Kakerewe and Olivia Kwagala Mawanda, all independents.

Meanhile, the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) electoral commission is also expected in Iganga district today to demonstrate the voting process to the party supporters ahead of Thursday’s by election for the district Woman Member of Parliament.

The NRM Electoral Commission chairperson Dr.Tanga Odoi tells KFM that in most cases voters do not know what to do and end up spoiling the ballot papers.

He has also warned party officials against attacking supporters of the other candidates in the race.