Anger As Beti Kamya Vows To Deliver Kampala Vote For M7 In 2021
Uganda’s Minister for Kampala, Beti Olive Namisango Kamya has vowed to deliver the Kampala vote for the country’s president in the 2021 presidential elections.
She made this vow during a meeting of market vendors in Kawempe, a Kampala suburb, that President Yoweri Museveni who is now 72, is still strong and should win another term to take his tenure in power to 40 years.
“Your excellency, i will campaign for you and deliver all the Kampala votes in the 2021 elections,” Kamya told the president who attended the meeting.
In the February elections, President Museveni performed poorly with the opposition trouncing him in the capital, something political analysts say casts a dark shadow on his leadership. Museveni openly accounted for his poor electoral performance in February 18th elections in Kampala on the brutality unleashed by KCCA ED Jennifer Musisi’s law enforcement team.
“If you are not popular in the capital city then it says a lot about your popularity in the rest of the country,” a political pundit told us on condition of anonymity.
Kamya’s vow has however, drawn anger from a section of Ugandans who believe her comments were ridiculous.
“Back then when Beti Kamya was still in FDC very strategic secrets ended in the papers early morning or in M7’s ears when she used to sneak in State House in a Hijab,” Shawn Mubiru wrote on his Facebook wall about Kamya who once served in the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party. She is currently the president of the Uganda Federal Alliance (UFA), an opposition political party.
Jacobs O Seaman wrote, “The current Beti Kamya would confess to killing JFK if she misunderstood an instruction on what to to and see to Kampala, never mind the geography and other factors.”
President Museveni has not yet declared his intention to contest for the position in 2021 although there is debate in the country on whether the constitutional age cap should be removed to allow him contest for another tern