“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.
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.