Joint Campaigns for NRM Candidates for Butebo-by Elections kick off

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Seven candidates were nominated last week to contest in the NRM primaries scheduled for May 11, 2013.

The joint campaign for candidates vying in the NRM primaries for Butebo county MP by-elections get underway this afternoon. The Butebo county MP seat fell vacant on April 12, 2013 following the death of the area MP Dr. Stephen Mallinga. Seven candidates were nominated last week to contest in the NRM primaries scheduled for May 11, 2013.

They are Beatrice Asire Mallinga, the widow to the late Mallinga, Dr. Monica Musenero, Dr. Patrick Mutono Lodoi, Kepher Kuchana, Richard Oseku, Samuel Kedi and Musosa, a Lecturer at IUIU. Professor Elijah Mushemeza, the NRM Electoral Commission chairperson says the NRM campaigns are scheduled to start this afternoon.

Mushemeze says that the candidates will have joint rallies to market their programs to the electorates. He says the candidates, including two women and five men, are extremely good adding that, whoever sails through will be the best candidate to carry the party flag. Electoral Commission has set June 6 as the date for the Butebo county MP by-elections.
 

 

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Salume Among
Salume Among is the Mbale URN bureau chief. Among has been a URN staff member since 2012.

Among started her career in 2000 as a freelance writer for Etop newspaper before starting to write for its mother paper, The New Vision. She also wrote for the Vision Group's XFM radio station from 2008 until she left to join URN.

Among has a keen interest in local politics having been a youth representative in the Soroti variously between 1996 and 2010. Among also regularly reports on health, education, the environment and sports.