By Bruno Kiyimba

National Resistance Movement’s flag bearer Paul Boniface Oguttu has on Wednesday, been duly nominated to contest for Busia District chairperson seat.

Oguttu, who was accompanied to the nomination venue by the NRM Deputy Secretary General Richard Todwong together with other party leaders in the district.

According Busia NRM returning officer Umar Kiyimba, Oguttu had met all the requirements as laid down in the electoral guidelines.

Speaking to the media after nomination, Oguttu called upon voters to vote him since he believes he is the right candidate to represent them.

Oguttu, who left the district hall on a boda boda amid cheers from hundreds of his supporters, will continue his role as acting district chairperson ahead of the elections. He assumed the role two years ago after the district the Electoral Commission threw out the district chair winner in 2016. Then, Oguttu was elected district Speaker.

Mr John Arimpa Kigyagi, party’s deputy EC chairperson early this week announced November 21, as the polling date for the pending primary elections of the newly created six districts as well as the old ones with vaccant positions.