KYOTERA — With just days left to the NRM party primaries, for top leadership positions in districts, stakes are high in Kyotera — with seasoned politicians and new entrants combing all corners for votes to take the NRM flag.
Political battle lines have been drawn across the various political divide, with popular aspiring candidates, incumbent chairman Mr Patrick Kintu Kisekulo and his top challenger Charles Lubega Ziriddamu facing off for the second time in just three years.
Political commentators in the district predict this could be one of the tightest contests for the region, with others speculating that Mr Kisekulo “is on course to be a one term leader”.
Mr. Ziriddamu, who served as interim district chairperson but defeated by Mr Kisekulo is already promoting his bid to take up the district chairperson seat.
He says his major focus is improving the state of roads, wealth and job creation for women and youth in the border district.
Mr. Kisekulo whose first tenure was characterized by corruption is said to have privately come to that grim realization in recent days, multiple people close to him told PML Daily, amid a mountain of bad polling and warnings from some of his staunchest allies that he’s on course to be a one-term chairman.
Prominent and staunch ruling NRM party members of different calibre assembled in solidarity to rally support for Mr Ziriddamu who holds a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture
Speaking to PML Daily on Wednesday morning, Ziriddamu pledged to uplift education standards in Kyotera and good administration of the border district.
He still pledged to improve on poor road network, state of healthy centres, reduce poverty levels in different homesteads and ensure fair distribution of resources.
Kyotera district became operational on July 1, 2017 after it was carved out of mother district, Rakai.
NRM Secretary General Kasule Lumumba has called for non confrontational electoral process in all districts.
Lumumba says the party primaries shouldnt divide members but rather bring them closer as they prepare to face opponents from other political parties.