"We have one principle objective with Lukwago and that is to end dictatorship, I don't expect you to engage in petty disputes over minor issues yet our mission with the Kampala Lord Mayor is the same." -Kyagulanyi's no-nonsense directyive to the majority KCCA councilors.
According to Dr Odoi, those who opted to contest as independents only 42 (25 direct representatives and 17 women representatives) of the defiant 501 who stood after losing primaries managed to win and the rest lost in the general elections, an indication that the NRM electoral commission had originally done well its job by putting them aside.
Kiyimba had challenged the outcome of the January 14 Parliamentary polls stating that they were affected by numerical errors which cost him a well-deserved victory. According to the Electoral Commission, Kiyimba polled 6,684 votes, to finish the race behind the NUP candidate Twaha Kagabo who scored 8,883.
Linda argues that at a national level, the youth still form a bigger percentage of the country’s population but, like women, they are facing financial constraints that have left them in abject poverty.
Yusuf Nsubuga, the NRM Chairperson for Mabuye parish in Bukulula sub-county says that the local NRM mobilization teams were also scattered by infighting and growing intrigue within the party circles and approached the general election with a sharply divided structure, part of which clandestinely worked with the opposition.
On Thursday, Lukwago held a meeting with about 30 of the 41 NUP councillors, majority of whom are new entrants, and advised them to keep on track and overcome traps that may be set to dissuade them. He told them to always remember their goal and never to sell their souls.