By Naboth Niwagaba
Fourteen independent candidates are among the twenty two candidates who were nominated by the Electoral commission vying for different parliamentary positions in Kabale district.
According to the Kabale district returning officer Ahamed Naduri Musisi, 4 candidates were nominated to contest on the National Resistance Movement ticket, 3 were nominated to contest on the Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] and 1 candidate was nominated on the Alliance National for Transformation where as the remaining 14 are all independent candidates.
8 candidates were nominated to stand as Members of Parliament for Ndorwa west, 4 were nominated to contest for Ndorwa East Member of the parliament, 7 were nominated for Kabale municipality and 3 were nominated to stand on the Kabale district woman Member of Parliament seat.
Naduri also told our reporter that the nomination exercise for Kabale district went on very well without any hindrance and no person was bounced back for failing to meet the requirements.
Among the independent candidates who were nominated today include the Kabale district incumbent member of parliament Andrew Baryayanga Aja who was nominated to recontest on the same position. Baryayanga was nominated at 9:30 Pm by returning officer Ahamed Naduri Musisi.
Shortly after his nomination, Baryayanga said that during his third term if elected, he will emphasize on the fight against unemployment especially to youths. He added that he will continue to represent peoples’ views not his own views.
In the meantime, four Candidates who picked nomination forms to contest on different parliamentary seats did not show up for nomination according to the Kabale district returning officer Ahamed Naduri Musisi. Among the aspirants who never turned include the Kabale district Chairperson Patrick Besigye Keihwa who picked forms to contest on the Ndorwa west parliamentary seat to contest against the incumbent and the state minister of finance in charge of planning David Bahati.
Others are Arodi Atuhwere who picked nomination forms to contest for the Ndorwa west parliamentary seat, Kenneth Arineitwe for Ndorwa East, Janet and Mukunzi for Kabale district woman parliamentary seat.
The Kabale district returning officer Ahamed Naduri Musisi said that the electoral commission did not receive any information about the failure of candidates to show up.