Towns
Former VP Bukenya joins opposition in Luweero polls
Publish Date: May 21, 2014
Former VP Bukenya joins opposition in Luweero polls
Bukenya with opposition leaders in Luweero. PHOTO/Fredrick Kiwanuka
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Vision Reporter

Former Vice-President Gilbert Bukenya caused a stir in Luweero on Tuesday when he turned up to campaign for the DP candidate in the impending Luweero woman MP bye-election, Brenda Nabukenya.


He told supporters at Nabukenya’s final rally in Luweero town council that the DP candidate was heading for victory ‘unless the election is rigged.’

“The only reason why Brenda may fail to win is when the election is rigged, “Bukenya told hundreds of Nabukenya’s supporters who jammed Luweero sports grounds for the afternoon rally.

Traffic came to a standstill as hundreds of chanting and drumming Nabukenya’s supporters matched through Luweero town while heading for Nabukenya’s rally.

The only DP and opposition candidate in the four-candidate race is tussling it out with the NRM’s Rebecca Nalwanga and two independents.

At that very time, President Museveni who joined the NRM candidate Rebecca Nalwanga’s campaign trail on Monday was addressing a rally in Ziroobwe sub-county in Bamunanika County.

NRM supporters at a rally in Zirobwe in Luweero.

Bukenya hailed the DP and FDC leadership in Luweero for fielding a single candidate, saying that the unity between the two parties opened a new chapter that would help the opposition to reach power.

“This is a new chapter and it has started here in Luweero. Instead of being given all the time, we should be the ones giving” he said.

He said the NRM’s Nalwanga who was in parliament before Nabukenya, had been a burden.

“You are going to help us get rid of a burden. We have been carrying a big luggage without knowing what is inside,” he said.

The rally was attended by various opposition politicians who among others, included: FDC president Mugisha Muntu, his UPC counterpart Olara Otunnu, opposition MPs: Latif Sebaggala, Bayigga Lulume, Balikuddembe, and Mukasa Kivumbi and top DP officials.

Luwero town council LC3 Chairman Chairman, Charles Sebyala said the rulling NRM party was mocking Luweero by referring to the area as its Mecca.

“I am a Catholic who speaks the truth. Although NRM says Luweero its political Mecca, it has done little to develop the area,” Sebyala said, citing poor infrastructure in the district.     

 Related stories

I have a duty to protect my country, says Museveni

Luweero election campaigns heat up

 

 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
New Vision journalists scoop awards
Three Vision Group journalists have scooped health reporting awards for promoting immunization. The awards were given by the Ministry of Health for the year 2013/14....
8 million Ugandan children live in abject poverty
Eight million out of the 20 million children in Uganda are languishing in abject poverty, UNICEF has said....
Muhoozi visits UPDF in Somalia
The UPDF Special Forces Commander Brig. Muhoozi Kainerugaba has commended the Ugandan and Somali troops for decisive operation against the Al-Shabaab....
Global African Investment Summit kicks off in London
President Yoweri Museveni has addressed the Global African Investment Summit taking place in the British capital, London....
Reeva Steenkamp
Oscar Pistorius "ruined our whole family" when he killed Reeva Steenkamp, a South African court heard Wednesday....
Israeli parlaiment chief visits
The Israeli Parliament is to partner with the Ugandan legislature to cooperate in areas of research, training and development of agriculture....
Should diplomatic passports issued to ex-govt workers be with drawn?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter