KAMPALA – Former Security Minister Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde has decided to run for the Lord Mayor of Kampala.
Sources close to the general, who was dropped from Cabinet last year say he is preparing to announce his bid in the coming days.
Gen. Tumukunde, who has since kept a low profile since he left Cabinet last year could not be reached for comment for this story but senior presidential advisor Mr. Tamale Mirundi said on his TV pundit appearance on Thursday morning;- “I have it on good authority that he will run for Lord Mayor of Kampala”.
With the current Lord Mayor opposition strongman Erias Lukwago considering shifting his interests to depose Nobert Mao from the opposition Democratic Party top seat and run for President on the ticket, it is understood, Gen. Tumukunde’s strategists are confident the suave former spy chief will use the opportunity to present a uniting candidature for the seat that has given the ruling NRM party candidates a torrid time.
It is not clear whether Gen. Tumukunde will seek to run on the NRM ticket but sources close to the general indicate that he will run as an independent, a position that could enhance his appeal among the Kampala voters.