In the 2021 Presidential elections, Museveni popularity in the Nakasongola district declined to 65% from 84.46 % which he scored in the 2016 elections. The NUP Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu made inroads and obtained 33% of the total votes cast in the district.
The Nakasongola County Member of Parliament and LCV Chairperson
have asked the National Resistance Movement to prioritize service delivery in the
next five years if they are to retain support in the district.
Noah Mutebi Wanzala is among the two incumbent Members of Parliament on the National
Resistance Movement ticket who were re-elected in Greater Luwero districts. The
other incumbent MP who survived is Sarah Najjuma for the Nakaseke District
Woman MP seat.
Mutebi explains that although he and NRM candidates including President Yoweri
Museveni won the elections in the Nakasongola district, there has been a decline
in support as residents protest poor service delivery.
In the 2021 Presidential elections, Museveni popularity in the Nakasongola
district declined to 65% from 84.46 % which he scored in the 2016 elections.
The NUP Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu made inroads and
obtained 33% of the total votes cast in the district.
Mutebi explains that residents in Nakasongola are bitter over brutal operations
against illegal fishing on Lake Kyoga, rampant land grabbing, poor road network
and health services among others.
Mutebi said he survived the defeat over the Mercy of God and being outspoken on
the issues in Parliament.
Mutebi has now urged the government to address the issue of land grabbing
through buying off landlords, increasing essential medicines in health centers
and tarmacking roads among others.
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Sam Kigula the LCV Chairperson of Nakasongola district said that
NRM ought to improve services in the district because residents have supported
it for a long time.
Kigula said that NRM ought to give back services to Nakasongola
for standing with it and stop land grabbing which is slowly forcing people to
hate the government.
Kigula also asked the government to streamline fishing on Lake Kyoga to ensure
the residents from Nakasongola benefit from it before registering those from
James Kaweesi a resident of Nakasongola District also hinted at
poverty among locals as another issue that they want to be addressed in the new
Kaweesi explains several residents are languishing in abject poverty and Lake
Kyoga which is among the key sources of income has been under a ban for years
till recently it was lifted.
Recently Godfrey Kiwanda the NRM Vice Chairperson for the Central region met
Party leaders and flag bearers to evaluate their performance in the 2021
Kiwanda said that the elections were like a mirror and the message sent by
voters in the Greater Luwero district will be considered after the evaluation.
Kiwanda was also quoted asking the leaders to take the people’s concerns
serious saying it’s not easy for the government to be in power if it has no support
within the Buganda region.
According to Uganda National Housing and Population Census 2014
and National Household surveys, Nakasongola is among the poorest districts in
Museveni lost support in Luwero after scoring 27.94 % whereas his arch-rival
Kyagulanyi got 70.45%. In Nakaseke, Museveni popularity dropped to 53% whereas
Kyagulanyi got 45%.