I am not about to be intimidated — Lukwago Tells Museveni

Kampala Lord Mayor elect Erias Lukwago has sent a warning message to president Museveni saying he is not about to be intimidated.


On Wednesday, Erias Lukwago won the Kampala mayoral race again with 75percept after defeating the National Resistance Movement candidate, local musician Daniel Kazibwe aka Ragga Dee and Democratic Party candidate Issa Kikungwe.

He said Museveni should change his character.

“I am not about to be intimidated but the president’s attitude needs to change if things are to change,” Lukwago noted while appearing on NBS on Friday morning.

“During the campaign, the president made a derogatory remark that we are rats out to eat his millet.”

He claimed that president Museveni grabbed his office when he was impeached in September 2013.

“He (Museveni) has previously said he engineered my ouster from City Hall.”

He said he is humbled by the overwhelming re-election.

Lukwago admitted he knew he would win but not with a big margin.

Lukwago said he feels exonerated after the president Museveni admitted that Kampala Capital City Authority Executive Director Jennifer Musisi, the ‘poison brought in to kill the rats’ was too ‘rough’.

Museveni said Musisi was responsible for NRM’s miserable performance in Kampala in the recent elections.

Erias Lukwago was controversially impeached from the Kampala Lord Mayor position on November 25, 2013 in a move orchestrated by minister for Presidency and Kampala Frank Tumwebaze.

In November 2015, government presented a Bill seeking to amend the Kampala Capital City Authority Act 2010 seeking to change the mode of electing Lord Mayor.

Government proposed that “the Lord Mayor be elected by the Council from among the Councillors” and “clarify the roles of the Lord Mayor and Deputy Lord Mayor.”