The executive committee of the National Unity Platform (NUP) has finally released the list of successful flag bearers for central region after re-evaluation.
Sources within the party reveal that there was stiff competition in picking candidates for the Kampala Metropolitan area, one of NUP’s strongholds.
“Some parts of the country presented between one and two competitors and some of the slots were unopposed. NUP did not get candidates for some constituencies in greater North and West,” the source said.
Ms Mercy Walukamba, the party chairperson for the electoral committee, said that all the successful candidates underwent a rigorous process to sieve out the would-be incompetent leaders in their various constituencies.
“We have selected these people using various yardsticks. Where we could have missed out someone’s competence, we asked them to appeal and a review was carried out forthwith, to make sure we have the right people,” she said.
On Friday afternoon, NUP released a list of the succesful candidates for central region after re-evaluation.
In Makindye, a strong party fighter, David Musiri was dropped for Allan Ssewanyana who recently crossed from the Democratic Party something that has angered a section of party supporters.
On the other hand, Joram Muwonge, who has been doing the donkey work in Makindye West was also ditched as the party favored Ssewanyana.
Its said that Musiri showed interest in contesting after the youthful businessman declared his intentions of holding the party flag in Makindye West.
“I started the trail of people power in Makindye declaring my MP interests after its inception as a young boy ‘as I was referred’, behind Camera as a PP foot soldier, being threatened, injured,” he said.
“Spread Change not only in Makindye but the whole of Uganda with People power group ‘people power national Youth Brigade’ a popular group in NUP.”
Bujumba County, Kalangala district – FRED KINTU LWANGA SEMAALA
Rubaga North, Kampala – KAWALYA ABUBAKAR
Kawempe South, Kampala – KAZIBWE BASHIR
Kawempe North, Kampala – MUHAMMAD SSEGIRINYA
Makindye West, Kampala – ALLAN SSEWANYANA
Ntwetwe County, Kyankwanzi – EDWARD MANDE
Bukoto West. Lwengo – KAMANZI FRANCIS
Bukoto South, Lwengo – KAGABO TWAHA MUZEYI
Masaka District Woman – NAKIYEMBA HARRIET
Buwekula North – Mubende – BALEKE KAYIIRA PETER
Kasambya County, Mubende – SSIMBWA BRUHAN
Rakai District, Woman – NALUBEGA GRACE
Lwemiyaga, Sembabule – ZIRIDDAMU PAUL
Busiro South, Wakiso – MATOVU CHARLES
Makindye Ssabagabo, Wakiso – SERUKENYA DAVID