Bwanika Feasts with Supporters at Final Rally

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Caroline Kugonza, the PDP National General Secretary, says they decided to end Bwanikas campaigns in Masaka district in style, because it is his home area.

Dr. Abeid Bwanika, the People's Development Party, presidential candidate has concluded his campaigns by throwing a feast for his supporters in Masaka. 

Hundreds of Bwanika's supporters gathered at Masaka Children's Park on Tuesday and feasted with him. Bwanika slaughtered three cows to host his supporters. 

During the feast, Bwanika's supporters sung victory songs and declared him the winner of the second presidential candidate's debate held on Saturday.

Caroline Kugonza, the PDP National General Secretary, says they decided to end Bwanika's campaigns in Masaka district in style, because it is his home area.

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During the feast, Peter Sande Mutesasira, a resident of Masaka announced his defection from DP to Bwanika's party, saying he has the best manifesto. Mutesasira says he was convinced by Bwanika's strategy on unemployment, agriculture and climate change during the first presidential candidate's debate, which he followed on Television.

William Mwebe, a graduate of education says he has been hunting for employment for the last three years in vain. According to Mwebe, he supports Bwanika because he believes he can fix the unemployment crisis in the country.

Throughout his campaign in greater Masaka region, Bwanika has been promising to revamp agriculture, reform the education system and, improve tourism and fishing sectors. Speaking to URN after his final rally, Bwanika said he is sure of victory in the Thursday polls. 

According to Bwanika, throughout his campaign many people expressed desire for a chance of leadership.  He asked Ugandans cast and protect their votes. Bwanika is battling it out with seven other candidates. 

They include the incumbent president, Yoweri Museveni, FDC's Dr. Kizza Besigye and General Benon Biraaro of the Farmer's Party of Uganda. The others are ex-prime minister, Amama Mbabazi, Elton Joseph Mabirizi, Professor Venansius Baryamureeba and Maureen Kyalya, all independents.


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Edward Bindhe
Bindhe prides himself on being a part of the society he writes about. He believes there is no way a journalist can understand his society unless it considers him a part of it. This is why he is dedicated to investigating the challenges of the "little person."

Bindhe says, "My work reflects the Uganda Radio Network unique approach to news." Not many Ugandan journalists would consider or even notice the re-emergence of Water Hyacinth on a lake. Bindhe does.

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Edward Bindhe is the Masaka URN bureau chief. Rakai, Lwengo, Lyantonde, Kalangala, Mpigi, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi and Sembabule districts fall under his docket. He has been a URN staff member since 2009.

A Mass Communication graduate from Uganda Christian University, Bindhe started practising journalism in 2008 as a reporter for Radio Buddu in Masaka district.