Political activist Habib Buwembo has been elected the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) flag bearer for Rubaga South Constituency MP in the forthcoming 2021 general elections.
In the elections held at FDC headquarters in Najjanankumbi on Tuesday, Buwembo polled 49 votes defeating his rival Grace Nakanwagi who got a total number of 4 votes.
Buwembo was declared the winner by the FDC in charge of Electoral Affairs, Richard Kudheba. Earlier on, FDC officials had requested Nakanwagi to step down for Buwembo which she declined to do.
Buwembo is the person behind Hon Kato Lubwama’s election petition that’s currently before High Court.
On Tuesday, the Court of Appeal justices granted Kato Lubwama permission to appeal against the decision of High Court magistrate Margaret Oumo Oguli’s decision which allowed Buwembo to file an election petition against the former.
In Rubaga South, Buwembo is expected to contest with more than 20 individuals on the same seat including Hon Kato Lubwama, the incumbent whose campaigns are already underway.