Led by Maxwell Kuwembula, the Kamuli District LC V chairperson, the councilors argue that Wabwire's public declaration of support for NUP is contradictory to his role as the leader of NRM councilors. They believe that his actions have weakened the party's position throughout the district, with grassroots supporters blaming the councilors for failing to take disciplinary action against him.
On November 9, 2022, the trio took only 43 supporters to Kampala who, however, returned without meeting the president. A victim identified as Robin Ongom told Uganda Radio Network that the trio tricked them into travelling to Kampala and left them stranded until a good Samaritan Patrick Ogwang Obura offered them transport back to Lango.
Museveni in a message read for him by Premier Robinah Nabbanja at the burial made fond statements about the late and the party he led but also expressed sadness that Ssemogerere had in 1996 forsaken his “national Unity government.”
Chris Baryomunsi, the NRM party vice chairperson for Western Region says independents become extremely disruptive in the previous elections, that if there are legitimate concerns then they need to be addressed without rapturing the party.
The race attracted six candidates including Andrew Muwonge of the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party, Harriet Nakwede of the National Unity Platform-NUP, Anthony Waddimba from the Democratic Party-DP and independent candidates; Boniface Bandikubi, Majid Nyanzi and Jamil Kamoga. They are all seeking to replace Feffeka Serubogo, who died just months after taking office.
Fatinah Nakyisuyi, one of the eyewitnesses says that the truck driver lost control and parked abruptly forcing Musenero to ram into his vehicle. “The vehicle was being driven at breakneck speed. While running over the humps, the driver parked the truck abruptly, Musenero who was riding from the opposite direction rammed into it and died instantly,” she said.
Kadaga’s journey at the helm of the legislature came to an end on Monday when she was defeated by her former deputy Jacob Oulanyah. Oulanyah who was fronted by the NRM CEC polled 310 votes while Kadaga who chose to contest as an independent candidate polled 197 votes.
The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has said that he has informally contacted leaders of the political parties represented in Parliament over the nomination of members to the appointments committee.
Uganda Radio Network spoke to some of the staff on and off the record with many, saying that they don’t know what to do next. Stephen Bingi, a photographer attached to the speaker’s office who is on contract, says that the mood is low in the entire building especially for the people who have been working in the speaker’s office.