City lawyer charging toward Nambooze's MP seat

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City lawyer charging toward Nambooze's MP seat
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George Musisi has started consultation meetings in Mukono Municipality on his possible candidature, Nile Post understands.

MUKONO | A city lawyer is charging toward Mukono Municipality with the intention to end Betty Nambooze's stronghold on the constituency come 2026 polls.

George Musisi has started consultation meetings in Mukono Municipality on his possible candidature, Nile Post understands.

Incidentally, both Musisi and Nambooze subscribed to the National Unity Platform (NUP) but Musisi is adamant he can stop the jovial former journalist on three terms.

“I don’t want to be lured into leadership by emotional people in Mukono Municipality, that is why I have decided to go to the constituency and consult with the stakeholders like the elders, voters, religious leaders and the local leadership on my possible candidature,” Musisi stated.

Nambooze was first elected to parliament in May 2010, when in a by-election, running on the Democratic Party ticket, she defeated then incumbent Peter Bakaluba Mukasa of the ruling National Resistance Movement.

She has been invisible since, trouncing whoever challenged her. But now Musisi claims to have received several thoughts and requests from critical people in Mukono asking him to offer leadership in the municipality.

Musisi believes that Nambooze has had effective representations and now needs to engage in a more senior position.

“I believe she has exhausted her energy, so am consulting at the district level meeting the local council chairpersons, councilors and religious leaders and also the NUP leadership sitting at Makerere Kavule on my possible candidature,” Musisi said.

Nambooze, together with likes of former Leader of Opposition Matthias Mpuuga, Muwanga Kivumbi, Medard Lubega Sseggona, Joyce Bagala, and Abed Bwanika made last minute switch from DP to NUP on the eve of the last general elections in 2021.

The Nile Post has contacted Nambooze on Musisi's intention and nuances that she has run out of energy but her known cellphone number was off.

But the NUP party deputy spokesperson Waiswa Mufumbiro said: “We have not as a party started allocating constituencies, meaning that those are merely rumours that we have no control of. However, members have the right to express interests.

This is coming at a time when a row has broken up in the Uganda’s youngest political party between the DP defectors and the mainstream loyal to party principle Robert Kyagulanyi following the reshuffle of Mpuuga.

Kyagulanyi last December appointed Joel Ssenyonyi as the LoP following months of simmering fallout with Mpuuga.

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