The Electoral Commission has this Friday evening cancelled the candidature of two candidates for the by-election of District Chairperson, Busia District.
NRM’s Boniface Paul Oguttu has been disqualified from the race on grounds that the names in the nomination papers he presented during nominations do not match the names on the requisite academic documents accompanying his nomination papers.
The candidature of Democratic Party’s Deogratius Hasubi Njoki has been cancelled because the names under which he was nominated are not in the National Voters Register.
The race now has only independent candidate candidates; Chrispus Bwire, Tony Ojambo and Geoffrey Wandera.
The cancellation of the two strong candidates is a result of counter accusation by each other in petitions presented to the electoral commiasion.
Today the NRM Secretary General, Justine Kasule Lumumba, her deputy, Richard Tadwong, party chief communications officer, Rogers Mulindwa and several other bigwigs had pitched camp in Busia to drum up support for their flag bearer, Oguttu.
Busia goes yo polls on Novermber, 2018.
The seat fell vacant in May this year after the Court of Appeal nullified the election of the incumbent,