The race for Kyaddondo East parliamentary seat is hitting up and party officials are getting their A-Game to action. But not all. While PML Daily political scouts have learnt that NRM Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba and Treasurer Rose Namayanja Nsereko are combing the constituency village by village for votes it appears FDC top brass are content to watch from the social media milieu what unfolds.
Lumumba and Namayanja are understood to be targeting the 30 members of the village executive committees a strategy that will see them cover all the 52 villages that constitute Kyadondo East in favour of NRM flag bearer Sitenda Sebalu.
Launching the grassroots canvassing today in Kabubu and Bulamu parishes, Lumumba met excited leaders who applauded the approach as the most effective way to relay the party message.
Lawrence Mayambala, an administrator attached to the Party Electoral Commission, who moved with the duo, said the approach is the surest way to reclaim the constituency from the opposition.
FDC’s Apollo Katinti beat Sebalu to the Kyadondo seat in 2016 by 14 votes, but the victory was nullified by the court for noncompliance with electoral rules. Katinti is eligible for re-run and is the FDC official flag bearer.
However, unlike in 2016 when NRM was the party divided by independents, this time it is FDC finding itself in a pot of trouble, with Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine, choosing to go it independent. Bobi Wine is an FDC leaning opposition candidate.
The emergence of Bobi Wine has rocked the FDC camp, with many party stalwarts taking their campaigns on social media by telling their fans just who they think should win the by-election slated for June 26.