Kinkiizi West NRM Aspirant Withdraws From Race
A contestant in the NRM primary elections for the Kinkiizi West Parliamentary seat in Kanungu District has withdrawn from the race saying he does not believe in the party mode of election lof ining up behind candidates.
Dixon Kagurusi Ampumuza, who contested in 2016 for the same seat and lost, says he consulted his campaign team and it was agreed that the mode of voting was not favourable to them and therefore he should contest as an Independent in next year’s election.
The announcement was however received in Kinkizi West with mixed reactions with some people saying he was intimidated by the competition in the party primaries.
Kinkizi West Constituency is currently represented by James Ruggi Kaberuka who is seeking re-election for the second term having succeeded former Prime Minister John Patrick Amama Mbabazi in 2016.