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.