The incumbent Rubaga North legislator Moses Kasibante is contesting for the Same seat on an independent ticket days after being denied a NUP Party. Kasibante made the revelation at a media briefing on Saturday.
Kasibante was dropped by NUP in favor of Abubakar Kawalya, the current Speaker of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA). The legislator said the NUP Executive Board made a mistake of choosing Kawalya over him because the latter works for ruling party- NRM.
“During the vetting process, the committee did not take enough measures to determine who was favourable to become a party flag bearer. Kawalya works for NRM and this was evidenced when he was overwhelmingly supported and voted by NRM councillors to become KCCA speaker,” Kasibante said.
He added that in case the Rubaga North lord Councillor Kawalya is voted to parliament, it will be very easy for him to sell out the constituency to President Museveni in exchange for a ministerial post. Kasibante says he can’t allow that to happen reason he is coming as independent but I’m still a member of NUP and strong support of Robert Kyagulanyi.