Lukwago Back for Lord Mayor Seat

Embattled Kampala city Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago yesterday announced that he will be back to contest in the city Lord Mayor race.

Embattled Kampala City Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago
Embattled Kampala City Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago

Lukwago who was impeached in November 2013 in a dramatic move in which one of his lawyers was beaten and arrested by the police said that he is back to fight for people’s power and to deliver.

“This evening on 13th and even when it is raining, I want to assure you that I will be around,” he told his pressure group supporters evoking cheers.

“I request you to fight for the power of the people.  Councillors wherever you are contesting in person, it is now our duty to fight for people’s power because we need it to deliver,” he added.

Lukwago formed a pressure group Truth and Justice Platform, a Democratic Party splinter group late July but was denied entry into The Democratic Alliance, hence missing the leverage to contest within the coalition.

In September the Democratic Party spokesperson Kenneth Kakande said that the party will be willing to back Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago to retain his seat if he abandons his pressure group.

He argued that it was time for opposition to get a candidate for the mayor-ship race since National Resistance Movement (NRM) had started identifying candidates for the same position.

“We are waiting to hear from Mr Lukwago if he is willing to run again as Lord Mayor of Kampala. The party is ready to support him if he expresses interest and returns to DP,” he said.

Though Lukwago has expressed desire to contest for the Lord Mayor, he is yet to abandon his pressure group.