With a by-election planned for May, presidential advisor
Despite open rebukes from the opposition, the
In a telephone interview on Friday, Sebaggala, a two-time
"After anticipating that
Promising to consolidate "his achievements" in the 1996 -2011 tenure, Sebaggala said he had also been meeting his supporters and party members in various parts of the country.
"Because of the vigorous campaign I made for President Museveni when my party signed an alliance with the ruling NRM, I doubt whether the party will field a candidate when I stand for this position; I expect their full support in return," Sebaggala adds.
He said during his time as mayor, he lobbied for huge sums of money from the
He claims he lobbied for
"Out of the
Formerly a member of the
After his trial, in
When he left DP, Sebaggala formed the
The chairman of the Kampala District Land Board,
"Me as an advocate of the court of judicature, I cannot snub a court order and participate in an illegal election which is null and void because the
Nsibambi, also linked to the Makindye West parliamentary seat, said: "I'm not looking for jobs and I cannot offer myself under the prevailing laws. Whoever will participate in the 2016 elections be it from FDC or the ruling party without electoral reforms will only be legitimizing the current dictatorship... ," Nsibambi said.
Mabikke, the president general of the
"I don't follow speculation. I believe a by-elation is a sham and I have no comment... "
But quietly, insiders say, Mabikke is firmly preparing to recapture his Makindye East parliamentary seat in 2016. He has revived his annual 'Mabikke' cup football and netball competitions, starting with Ggaba parish. Mabikke represented Makindye East for two terms; first as a DP candidate, then as an Independent.
EC officials, however, insist that come
Councillor Bernard Luyiga last week announced he was in the running too.
Former candidate Peter Sematimba, who lost the last mayoral race, declined to say whether he was still interested in the planned by-elections. He said: "I'm not interested in speaking about my life in the papers. Other people write and speak but I will not say anything."
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