Reject NRM lies, Opposition tells Bunyoro

Opposition leaders have rallied the people of Bunyoro region to denounce President, Yoweri Museveni and his ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party for alleged incompetence.

The opposition leaders made the appeal while campaigning for Asinansi Nyakato alias Kamanda, the Forum for Democratic Change- FDC party candidate in the Hoima woman parliamentary by elections at Dwoli primary school playground in Kitoba Sub County on Tuesday.

The opposition leaders included among others Gen. Mugisha Muntu, the leader of the Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) Party, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine, the Kyadondo East Member of Parliament and People Power Movement leader, Joseph Mayanja alias Jose Chameleon, the Chief Mobiliser of Democratic Party.

Muntu noted that Museveni’s government is characterized by high levels of corruption, dictatorship, brutal arrests, murders, kidnaps, poor judicial services and unemployment.

He said several Ugandans are frustrated with Museveni’s government, which has continued giving them lip services.

Muntu asked voters in Bunyoro to reject Museveni’s government arguing that despite garnering a lot of support from Bunyoro region for the last 34 years, the region hasn’t benefited in any special way from government.

Speaking at the same rally, Kyagulanyi said this is the time for the people of Bunyoro to tell the nation that they deserve a government that provides equal services to Ugandans.

On her part, Nyakato called upon her supporters to be calm and guard their votes come Thursday, saying she is assured of victory given the support she has on ground.

Nyakato is facing stiff competition from Harriet Businge, the NRM candidate.

The Hoima woman MP seat fell vacant after Tophace Kaahwa Byagira, the Former woman MP opted to represent the newly Kikuube district that was carved out of Hoima and became operational on July 1, 2018.

Electoral Commission set September 26 as the polling day for the By-elections.