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Sam Serunjongi, who is eying the Wobulenzi town council LC III chairperson’s seat, says the District NUP Vetting Committee was also biased against certain aspirants and approved candidates based on friendship other than their contribution to the party.
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Luweero Town Council LC III Chairperson, Charles Ssebyala has bounced back to
the Democratic Party after failing to secure the National Unity Platform party ticket
for the Katikamu North parliamentary seat.
who has been the NUP Coordinator in Luweero district, was denied the party
ticket by the Candidate’s Vetting Committee last week. The committee instead
handed the Katikamu North NUP flag to Denis Sekabira.
didn’t go down well with Sebyala who has since accused the Vetting Committee of favouritism, bribery and sidelining him despite his enormous contribution to the
NUP/ People power activities in the district. On Monday, Sebyala told URN that
he had decided not to waste time to petition the NUP Executive Board and
decided to return to DP.
Sebyala, his rival is little known in Katikamu North since he crossed from
Nakaseke South constituency where he contested for the NRM MP ticket and lost in the
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Sebyala joined DP in 2014 after cutting ties with the ruling National
Resistance Movement-NRM Party during his tenure as Luweero town council LC III
chairperson. He joined the People Power Movement in 2017, which metamorphosed
He set up
NUP offices in Luweero town council three months ago that he has been using to
sell party cards as well as recruit new members. Emmanuel Nsubuga, the Acting Luweero
District Democratic Party Chairperson has welcomed back Sebyala to DP, saying
they have accepted his request to contest as the party flag bearer.
aspirants for Councilors and LC 3 Chairperson’s seats who failed to secure NUP
tickets in Luweero have decided to run as independent candidates. Sam
Serunjongi, who is eying the Wobulenzi town council LC III chairperson’s seat,
says the District NUP Vetting Committee was also biased against certain
aspirants and approved candidates based on friendship other than their
contribution to the party.
Serunjongi lost the NUP party ticket to Moses
Sebalamu and has since been nominated as an independent. Denis
Sekabira, the NUP Katikamu North parliamentary candidate defended the Vetting Committee,
saying they did due diligence and found those approved to be more popular among
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The Katikamu North parliamentary race has attracted six aspirants. The other
aspirants are NRM’s Gaddafi Nasur, Ronald Ndawula, Fredrick Makaire and Ronald
Kizza Ssenyange, all Independents.