"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.
Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu, the leader of the National
Unity Platform has rallied his newly elected Kampala Capital City Authority councilors
to work very well with the Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago because he is a change-seeking
person like themselves.
Speaking today at his home in Magere - Wakiso district
while meeting all elected city and division leaders in Kampala, Kyagulanyi said
even if Lukwago doesn’t belong to NUP, there is no need to fight him because
both him and the councilors are serving the same people. Lukwago, a member of
the Forum for Democratic Change, defeated NUP candidate Nabilah
Naggayi Ssempala to earn a third term as Kamapala Lord mayor.
//Cue in…I know that
Cue out…the Kyagulanyi generation,”//
Out of the 45 council seats at City Hall, NUP won 41. Kyagulanyi also rallied his
troops not to forget that their main mission is to win the presidency of
Uganda. He called upon all NUP members who were elected at different positions not
to lose sight of the ultimate goal of their participation in politics. He called
upon them to stop looking at him as the king maker but rather the leader of a
people seeking change.
//Cue in…temwalondeddwa just kuvimba
Cue out…ffe Uganda empya,”//
Speaking at the same function, Ali Nganda Mulyannyama,
the mayor of Makindye division called upon NUP members to stand with their
president to see that he ‘liberates’ his ‘victory’ that was allegedly stolen
from him by President Museveni using the Electoral Commission.
Almost two weeks
after the declaration of presidential results, Kyagulanyi still insists that he
defeated president Museveni despite Electoral Commission figures showing that
he got 35% against 58 %, respectively.
For his part, Emmanuel Sserunjogi, the mayor of
Kawempe division called upon all those who were elected on the NUP ticket to be
obedient to Kyagulanyi and people he delegates to act in his name. Sserunjogi added that if
their party is to be in harmony, all leaders must recognize that they wouldn’t
be what they are if Kyagulanyi had not endorsed them.
//Cue in…nsuubira okulaba
Cue out ekibuga kitambula kitya?
NUP won the chairmanship of four out of the five divisions
of Kampala. It also won majority of the division council seats.