Former Democratic Party Spokesperson Kenneth Paul Kakande has disagreed with the vetting process that awarded National Unity Platform (NUP) spokesman Joel Ssenyonyi the flag for Nakawa West MP, ahead of him.
NUP released a final list of flag bearers for the position of Member of Parliament, denying Kakande a ticket and instead awarding it to the party spokesperson, Joel Ssenyonyi.
However, Kakande disagrees with the process saying he is surprised with the outcome.
“I was asked how much experience I have in the struggle to liberate our country. I have a feeling no one has a better experience than myself. I have a very long trail on this. The second question was education capacity, I have three diplomas, degree, and seven certificates, no one would beat me in that area?” Kakande claimed.
He said he was also asked about the values of NUP which he clearly explained as well as a question on how long he has been with Robert Kyagulanyi in the struggle.
“I started when he (Kuyagulanyi) started. I Joined him in Kyadondo East, we went with him up to Arua, no one beats me in that area. I have petitioned and want to look at my marks. I want to see how they awarded these marks,” he said.
According to Kakande, facts remain facts and can not be changed.
“If I have one degree and you do not have, that can not be changed,” he said.
He claimed that if the party can not handle the petition, he will proceed on an independent ticket and let the people of Nakawa decide.
“I expected after vetting, we go for primaries to give the people of Nakawa to choose who to represent them, we have been selling cards. I will run as an independent, the people will decide,” he said.
Kakande is not the only complainant, singer Joseph Mayanja alias Chameleone chose to proceed as an independent candidate after he was denied a ticket for Kampala Lord Mayor twice.