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
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…
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.