An independent candidate in the Buhweju by-elections has pulled out in a move that sets the pace for a face-off between the ruling NRM and opposition FDC.
The Electoral Commission (EC) has issued tough guidelines for candidates in the race for district woman MP, which is slated for this week on Thursday.
EC Chairperson, Badru Kiggundu, told a news conference in Kampala that he received notice of the withdrawal of Alison Byamukama from the race.
"Please note that this notice [of withdrawal] was officially received on Monday, October 28," he said.
"The commission advises the electorate not to cast a vote in favour of Alison Byamukama; a poster to notify voters about the withdrawal of the candidate will be pinned at each of the 120 polling stations in the district," Kiggundu said.