The incumbent Member of Parliament for Kampala Central, Hon Muhammad Nsereko chest thumped yesterday’s nomination evening away, claiming that most of his contenders do support him and their contesting was only but out of pressure from their political parties.
Nsereko made these remarks shortly after being nominated at the Electoral Commission offices in Ntinda, for the highly contested post in the forthcoming 2021 elections.
“They also see what I have done and know that they stand no chance of winning. They even confessed to me that it’s their political parties that forced them to stand against me but deep in their hearts they support me,” he said.
His contenders are Cedric Babu of the National Resistance Movement (NRM), Fred Nyanzi from the National Unity Platform and Mukasa Lumu, an independent candidate.
After being nominated, Babu said that his major job is to traverse all corners of Kampala so that they get votes in order to extend people’s leadership to them.
“There is a leadership gap between the government and the people and this is what I have come to bridge,” he said.
Meanwhile, two candidates; NUP’s Hajji Abubakar Kawalya the KCCA Speaker and NRM’s Hon. Betty Olive Namisango Kamya, the Minister of Lands were nominated for Rubaga North Constituency.
Kawalya, who distanced himself from working for NRM as it was alleged by the incumbent MP of Rubaga, Kasibante Moses said, “My major objective is to make sure that we win the whole Uganda. Kyagulanyi has to take over the main throne. We shall not work for our people when we are opposition candidates, therefore, my major aim is to be in the party that has power and that will be NUP.”
Shooting her shot, Kamya said, “The people of Rubaga have now realized that opposition MPs are just a mess because they just disrupt all government projects and now that I am in government, Rubaga will be on top again.”
In Rubaga South, the incumbent; Kato Lubwama (Independent), Mukasa Aloysius (NUP) and Eugienia Nassolo were nominated.
Lubwama promised his people that whatever he is going to do for them will come after they have entrusted him with the throne, again.
“The only message I have for them is to unite and vote me back,” he noted.
Nassolo, who is the only lady in this race said, “My major concern is our health sector, women promotion, employment and job creation among our youth which I think has been left out by our leaders,” she noted.
The High Court has this morning dismissed the case that was filed against the new leadership of the National Unity Platform (NUP) party. The founder of NUP, Moses Kibalama Nkonge filled the case with the hope of getting back his party from Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu a.k.a Bobi Wine.
According to High Court Judge Musa Sekaana in a judgment sent via email: “The judicial review guidelines or rules equally provide for locus standi and this would have been the threshold before the applicants would seek to challenge actions of the party. It is an abuse of court process. This application is dismissed with costs to the respondents.”
According to NUP spokesperson Joel Senyonyi, the Application was dismissed with costs by the judge as because of that, the party is now recognized as legally existent.
This was also posted on NUP’s twitter page: “THE NUP- KIBALAMA COURT CASE HAS BEEN DISMISSED. WE ARE A LEGALLY EXISTING POLITICAL PARTY NUP EVERYWHERE #mission2021“
Singer Chris Johnz who earlier this year announced how he is contesting for Luwero Town Mayor is currently leading the polls according to the survey done in Lowero by our analysts
The singer who is also the official flag bearer for NUP in Luwero seems to be the people’s favorite due to the support is shown during his outreaches both on ground and online
Even before officially coming out to reveal how he is contesting, Chris Johnz aka Buwembo John used to do outreaches and charities giving back to the people of Luwero a thing that won him a place in many people’s hearts
If all goes as predicted, Chris John might be the next Mayor of Luwero town come 2021