March 11, 2014

Mao Denies Wanting Lukwago’s Seat

Democratic Party president general Nobert Mao has denied planning to stand for Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago’s seat in the upcoming by-elections.Mao

“Iam not going to stand for Kampala Lord Mayor as most people are saying,” Mao says.

The build up to these by-elections; follows the controversial impeachment of Lukwago late last year by 29 KCCA councillors

The Electoral Commission (EC) Thursday, March 6 announced April 17 as the date it will hold by-elections for the vacant positions of Kampala Lord Mayor and in the four constituencies that were formerly represented by four expelled NRM rebel MPs.

The outspoken politician says he wants to stand for Presidency come 2016 and insists that the position of the Lord Mayor is not vacant.

Court says Lukwago secured an injunction before he was impeached and High Court judge, Yasiin Nyanzi, who issued it, insists the petitioner remains the Lord Mayor.Mayor

Meanwhile, the race for Kampala mayorship is heating up, with several people declaring their intentions to contest.

Bernard Luyiga, a city councillor who is eyeing the seat, vowed to crush his opponents; former Kampala mayor Hajji Nasser Ntege Sebaggala and former Makindye East MP Michael Mabikke. “I have all the necessary qualifications to contest for the seat. That is why I have offered myself for the job,” he said.

The Commission said over Shs2billion has been earmark to hold these by-elections.

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