NLD candidates woo voters in Yangon’s Seikkan township
PARLIAMENTARY candidates from the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) campaigned yesterday in Seikkan township before Saturday’s by-elections.
The campaign featured a singing and comedy performance near Botahtaung Pagoda in downtown Yangon.
The ruling party is running on the motto, “Let’s vote for NLD to continue change together with the people” in the hope of winning the electorate’s continued support.
“We hope that we can continue to represent the people through this byelection. The people still need to have a good leader for a better future,” said U Than Htike Aung, NLD’s candidate in Seikkan.
The Pan Ye Lan band and comedians performed at the campaign rally.
On Monday the main opposition Union Solidarity and Development Party held a campaign rally in Yangon’s Tarmwe Township, the constituency of President U Win Myint.
The USDP, whose campaign motto is “It’s time to reconsider,” urged voters to think carefully before supporting the NLD as they did in the 2015 elections.
There are 13 vacant seats up for election on Saturday, but the USDP is competing for only 10 because the others are in ethnic areas. The NLD is competing in all 13 constituencies.
Sixty-nine candidates, including independents, are vying for the seats.
The Union Election Commission has allowed political parties to campaign for 60 days, from September 3 to November 1.
An NLD candidate talks with international observers while campaigning in Seikkan township on Tuesday.