Kampala Woman MP, Nabilah Naggayi Ssempala has won the race to hold the Kampala lord mayor ticket for National Unity Platform (NUP).
Nabilah saw off competition from a little known Ssali Cudrah who scored 87 out of the available 200 points while Nabilah garnered 166 out of 200 points.
The two faced a panel of four judges who asked them questions regarding the roles of the Kampala lord mayor, knowledge of the needs of the Kampala city and their understanding of the NUP core values.
“With the power vested upon me as the electoral management committee chairperson, I therefore declare Nabilah Naggayi Sempala as the NUP flag bearer for the position of Kampala Lord Mayor,” Mercy Walukamba, NUP electoral commission boss, announced.
Walukamba however noted that the decision is not final as Nabilah will now have to be confirmed by the NUP board.
Speaking to the press shortly after the declaration, Nabilah hit back at the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) which denied her a ticket back in July this year.
Nabilah said: “FDC are women beaters. I am not the only lady who left. Where is the leader of opposition? I am glad that I have got a party which respects me as a woman.”
Nabilah, if confirmed by the NUP board will face off with the incumbent, FDC’s Erias Lukwago in the 2021 polls.