NRM, DP Candidates shown exit as Busia LCV Seat polls near
Boniface Paul Oguttu of NRM and his Democratic Party counterpart Deogratius Hasubi Njoki both candidates in the Busia LCV seat race have been disqualified.
The duo was disqualified by the Electoral Commission this evening after days of unending quarrels.
According to Paul Bukenya the deputy EC spokesperson, Oguttu, the NRM candidate was disqualified from the race on grounds that the names on the nomination papers he presented to the EC do not match the names on the requisite academic documents accompanying his nomination papers.
While that of Njoki, the Democratic Party candidate has been cancelled because the names under which he was nominated are not in the National Voters Register.
Currently, the race remains with only independent candidates; Chrispus Bwire, Tony Ojambo and Geoffrey Wandera.
The duo has been treading accusations since nomination, a move that was started by the NRM side. Bukenya reveals that both candidates have been informed through letters that have also been released to the public.
President Yoweri Museveni was expected to head to Busia on Sunday to drum up support for Oguttu, but his press secretary announced cancellation of the program, moments later.
On Friday, a group of NRM leaders from the secretariat led by the Secretary General, Justine Kasule Lumumba, her deputy, Richard Tadwong, party chief communications officer, Rogers Mulindwa and several other party heads had gone to Busia to campaign for their candidate.
The Busia LCV seat fell vacant in May this year when the Court of Appeal nullified the election of Adea Ouma. Residents will pick from the remaining candidates a leader, on November 28th 2018.