Jamiir Kamoga, the son of the late Muhammad Ffeffeka Sserubogo, the former Kayunga District LC V Chairperson has
decided to go independent after failing to secure the National Unity
Platform-NUP party flag.
On Monday evening, NUP declared Harriet Nakwede as their candidate for
the Kayunga LC 5 by-elections. They explained that the party Electoral Commission had conducted a survey on the
ground and concluded that Nakiwedde was the best-suited candidate to win the
The commission vetted four candidates including Harriet Nakwede,
Jamiir Kamoga, Rajab Ssenkubuge and Fatumah Nakanwagi, a sister to the late Ffeffeka. However, Kamoga has rejected the outcomes of the selection process, saying the process used to arrive at the candidate is
He accuses the vetting committee of conniving with the party
principal to declare the winner without giving reasons for their decision.
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Nakanwagi, a sister to Sserubogo, who also wanted the party flag,
says that Kyagulanyi was misled by what she has termed as the biased
vetting management committee to declare an incompetent flag bearer. She said that she will not contest as an
independent as requested by the
voters but will back her nephew.
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Walukamba, the Vetting
Management Committee Chairperson,
and Secretary Jeremiah Keeya were willing to comment on the matter. Previously, the NUP vetting management
committee could produce a score sheet indicating the performance of each candidate and the reasons
behind their decision.
Harriet Nakwede is confident to return with
victory from the
contested in the January general
elections for the position of Kayunga woman parliamentary seat under
NUP and lost to Idah Erios Nantaba. Although she petitioned Mukono High Court challenging
the results, the court dismissed it
for alleged incompetence.