Moses Aguda, the National Unity Platform (NUP)’s Regional Youth Secretary for the Western region, has been announced as the party’s flagbearer for the upcoming Hoima by-election to fill the Local Council V (LCV) chairman seat. The vacancy arose following the tragic death of the former chairman, Kadiri Kirungi, in a road accident on March 17.
During the unveiling ceremony at the NUP headquarters, party president Robert Kyagulanyi emphasized that despite the challenges seen in recent by-elections due to election malpractices, NUP remains committed to participating in all elections as a means of effective mobilization.
Addressing journalists after the ceremony, Mr. Aguda outlined his plans upon winning the district chairman seat. He pledged to address rampant land grabbing, improve fishing conditions on Lake Albert, and tackle inequality in job allocation within the ongoing oil mining project in the Albertine oil fields.
“I am committed to fighting for the rights of the people of Hoima,” Mr. Aguda said. “I will not rest until land grabbing is stopped, fishing conditions are improved, and everyone has a fair chance to benefit from the oil wealth.”
Mr. Aguda’s announcement has been welcomed by the people of Hoima, who are eager for a change from the status quo. The by-election is scheduled to take place on August 28.
In addition to land grabbing, fishing conditions, and job allocation, Mr. Aguda also said that he would focus on improving education, healthcare, and infrastructure in Hoima. He promised to work with the central government to ensure that the district receives its fair share of resources.
Mr. Aguda is a popular figure in Hoima and is seen as a strong contender in the by-election. He is a well-educated and experienced politician who has a proven track record of fighting for the rights of the people.
The by-election is expected to be closely contested, but Mr. Aguda is confident that he will win. He has the support of the NUP, which is the largest opposition party in Uganda, and he is well-liked by the people of Hoima.
The by-election is a major test for the NUP, which is hoping to make gains in the upcoming general election. If Mr. Aguda is victorious, it will be a major boost for the party and will send a message to the government that the people are demanding change.