The move will now strengthen the position of NRM candidate Steven Kangwangye whose main challenger is Nathan Byanyima an independent candidate .

Bad blood between the two candidates started flowing when Nathan Byanyima won the NRM party primaries but Kangwagye accused him of vote rigging in Ngarama Sub County leading to a re-election in the sub-county which was won by the latter.

Byanyima refused to take part in the re-election and decided to contest as an independent candidate.

The eletion will take place on Tuesday next week , and six candidates are remaining in the race including DP,s Shafiq Dembe ,FDc's Tito Turiyo,NRM's StevenKangwagye,and independent candidates Nathan