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Rejected NUP Aspirants Not to Contest As Independents for Entebbe Municipality MP Race

While unveiling the 62 NUP flag bearers on Saturday for parliamentary and local government positions, Lubwama and Masaazi accepted the outcome of the vetting process.
(L-R) Robert Masaazi shakes hands with Michael Kakembi after conceeding defeat

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Two aspirants who lost the National Unity Platform- NUP party flag have said that they will back Michael Kakembo Mbwatekamwa for the Entebbe Municipality MP seat.

Stuart Lubwama and Robert Masaazi contested for the National Unity Platform –NUP flag for the MP seat.  However, on Tuesday, the NUP executive committee selected Kakembo.

While unveiling the 62 NUP flag bearers on Saturday for parliamentary and local government positions, Lubwama and Masaazi accepted the outcome of the vetting process.

Masaazi says that he will campaign for Kakembo since he is NUP’s official flag bearer.

Lubwama says that he has abandoned his political ambitions for the sake of unity in the party.

//Cue in: “The general cause…

Cue out:…friendship and unity.”//  

Augustine Bwette, the Secretary-General for NUP in Entebbe Municipality asked all former aspirants to emulate Lubwama and Masaazi and stand down for the flag bearers.

//Cue in: “Twali mu DP… 

Cue out:…wamu.”//          

On Saturday, the North Member of Parliament, Moses Kasibante, says his will run as an independent candidate after he failed to secure the NUP flag. 

The NUP candidate's vetting committee handed the Lubaga North MP flag to the incumbent, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Speaker, Abubaker Kawalya.

Kasibante said he will run as an Independent candidate although he remains a committed member of the people power movement.

Other contestants for the Entebbe Municipality MP race include Stephen Gashaija Shyaka of the National Resistance Movement-NRM party, Abubaker Walusimbi from Forum for Democratic Change- FDC and Wilberforce Seryazi of the National Alliance for Transformation –ANT.   

Others are independent aspirants include Livingstone Jaramogi, Madinah Zalwango and Joyce Nabatta.