The Makindye-Ssabagabo Municipality MP Emmanuel Ssempala Kigozi
Ssajjalyabeene has petitioned the National Unity Platform- NUP party seeking
answers why he was rejected by the party’s vetting committee.
Kigozi was part of the 11 Democratic Party Members who left to join Kyagulanyi
Ssentamu Robert’s NUP. He was however rejected by the committee for David
He says People Power’s survey in his constituency that supposedly
found him unpopular is misguided and unrepresentative.
Kizito says that he left the Democratic Party over some issues and
he doesn’t want the National Unity Platform to ride on the same agenda.
He wants the vetting committee to release a detailed methodology that they used
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He, however, said that he will not return to the democratic,
despite being denied the NUP flag.
In an earlier interview with People Power Spokesperson, Joel Ssenyonyi, he said
that members have the right to contest as independents although. He, however,
said that if they contest, it will divide NUP’s support in next year’s
On Saturday, the Lubaga North Member of Parliament, Moses
Kasibante, says his will run as an independent candidate after he was rejected
by the NUP vetting committee.
The committee handed the Lubaga North MP flag to the incumbent, Kampala Capital
City Authority (KCCA) Speaker, Abubaker Kawalya.
He argued that the criteria used to hand the NUP flag to Kawalya is
contestable, which has prompted him to run as an independent.