Red/Blue vs Yellow in the Hoima woman MP by-election. The race is between Asinasi Kamanda Nyakato (FDC/People power) and Harriet Businge Mugenyi (NRM). It is also a race between a coalition of opposition leaders and President Museveni. It is most likely to be a tough race because Hoima has over the years been an NRM stronghold which the people power movement looks to be shaking this time. It will a shocking moment for whoever is will lose this election. It is another testing time for the opposition to come together and defeat NRM.
If Nyakato wins, it will with no doubt continue to justify the need for a coalition and amplify the hope in the opposition solidarity as we look towards 2021. However, if the Nyakato loses, it will be a full blown crisis. I dont say this to mean that the winning side in Hoima will take over in 2021 but my view is that, results of this by-election have psychological implications on the political atmosphere ahead of us. No one knows what next but we are just waiting for Hoima people to speak on election day. Voting will take place this week on Thursday 26th September 2019