Presidential hopeful Alhajji Nasser Sebaggala rarely runs out of cameos. Over the weekend, he gathered about 30 sseyas from around Kampala just to show them a Toyota Hilux pick-up truck.
Presidential hopeful Alhajji Nasser Sebaggala rarely runs out of cameos. Over the weekend, he gathered about 30 sseyas from around Kampala just to show them a Toyota Hilux pick-up truck. â€œThis car was given to me by my sseeya who lives in the UK,â€ he told them. He went ahead and named the monster pick-up truck â€œMamba yabantu babulijjoâ€ (Ordinary peopleâ€™s Mamba). Some of his sseyas were heard to say that the huge wheels of the pick-up truck will be used to trample over anybody who stands in Sseyaâ€™s path, including Paul Ssemogerere, the DP chief.
The Baganda have a saying, â€˜Ekuba omunaku tekyaâ€™. This can be translated as, misfortune does not strike once.
Certainly, this fits in well with the trials and tribulations that the new political group, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), is going through.
As they were still grappling with the perceived Registrar-Generalâ€™s reluctance to register them, a number of other political groups and organisations have claimed ownership of FDC colours
and symbols. Mango claims
ownership of the green colour, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) claims ownership of the last two initials DC while CP claims the two-finger symbol belongs to them.
Hmmm. Is FDC a copycat?
Actors want power
Seasoned politicians should be afraid. This is because dancers, DJs and actors have vowed to stand for all elective posts in the country come 2006. The group is led by none other than Charles Ssenkubuge Siasa who gave the presidential bid a shot in 2001 but failed to go the whole way. â€œThis is a warning to all politicians that we are coming for all the seats in 2006,â€ Ssenkubuge warned. At the time, he was in the company of Abbey Mukiibi of CBS, Paulo Kafeero, Andrew Benon Kibuuka and many others.
A democratic wife!
During the launch of
the Parliamentary Strategic Investment and Development Action Plan at the Parliamentary Gardens on Tuesday,
Prime Minister Apolo Nsibambi made an intriguing revelation.
He said he was an autocrat
at home. â€œSometimes,
I am an autocrat, but my wife helps me to cool down.
I thank God for giving
me such a democratic
wife,â€ he said, amidst
cheers and murmurs from
lots of MPs.
Corridors of power