KAMPALA – Democratic Party flag bearer on the Kampala Lord Mayoral race Charles James Ssenkubuge has sent out a message to the President elect and incumbent Yoweri Museveni in regard to the voting trends of the just concluded Presidential elections.
Museveni’s NRM party suffered an unfortunate loss of majority of senior party leaders in Buganda and also registered an overall poor performance in Buganda region.
Speaking to journalists after casting his ballot in Makindye for his mayoral bid, the veteran actor and media personality said the voting trend in Buganda in both the parliamentary and presidential elections was a message to the incumbent.
“I would like to take this opportunity to tell H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni that the people of Buganda roared like a lion, they made a statement and they wanted to be heard which I am sure you did,” he said.
Speaking to the media last week, the NRM Secretary General, Justin Kasule Lumumba said that the party will go back to the drawing board and investigate the matter on the party’s under performance in Buganda to fully establish whether the problem was with the her, the government or it’s structures
“All these issues are going to be internally addressed and we shall come out with a way forward,” Lumumba said.
Ssenkubuge also shared that this is a season time for people in the performing arts to take power. He explained that there have been seasons of different professions in power and this is their time now.
“This season belongs to the artists. There was a season where lawyers and doctors were being elected in Kampala, this is now a season for the talented people and I am one of them and their role model. I therefore assure Ugandans that this vote is mine and there is no question about it,” he shared.
Ssenkubuge said his campaign and the way he intends to run things in Kampala as the Lord Mayor is through negotiation and conflict resolution to make sure that he works with people in a bid to deliver services.
He shared that as a person who has been around for some time and witnessed the wars in Uganda, he now asks the people of Kampala to open a window where they can link up with the government and that should be through Charles James Senkubuge.
“During the Tanzanian war, the Tanzanian soldiers left Bombo Road open, an escape route for the soldiers to run, those who were in power. During the Museveni war, he left Jinja road open as an escape route for the soldiers in power to take. I urge the people of Kampala to do the same for proper service delivery.”
He further thanked the media for being with him and supporting his mayoral bid with airtime on TV and radio talk shows.
He applauded them for remembering that he is one of them and accepted to help him me in his struggle of taking on Kampala City to be run by a media personality.
“When we were told this campaign is going to be virtual and on media some people did not think it would work. It has been two months off involvement and appearing at different media houses. I would like to thank all the media people.”