KAMPALA — A youthful businessman Faisal Muyiga Kisiki has returned nomination forms to the People Power’s Electoral Commission (EC) in Kamwokya — confirming plans to unseat NRM’s Joseph Ssekabiito Kitayimbwa from Mawogola South County in the 2021 general election.
A boisterous crowd of Kisiki’s supporters – many adorned in red, accompanied him as he returned nomination forms on Thursday July 23 amid a mammoth turnout of the People Power supporters who were picking forms at the party headquarters in Kamwokya.
Most of them were donned in red clothes, berets, and ribbons tied on their heads and People Power face masks, to stop the spread of Coronavirus.
The development came shortly after People Power leadership launched a political party ahead of a general polls in which they hope to be the face of a united opposition against the country’s long-time leaders.
The popular singer and lawmaker, Bobi Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu led a political pressure group known as People Power, which has captured the imagination of many Ugandans with its calls for President Yoweri Museveni and other long serving NRM leaders’ retirement.
The group is calling their new party the National Unity Platform (NUP), with an umbrella as its emblem.
Speaking to the media shortly after handing in his forms, Kisiki, a member of the new formation, NUP promised a new chapter in Uganda’s politics and for the people of Mawogola South County and vowed to taken on the incumbent.
He lashed at the incumbent MP Ssekabiito, whom he accused of failing the people of Mawogola.
Ssekabiito is among the legislators who have not spoken a single word on the floor of parliament according to Hansard— the official report of Parliament that records all parliamentary proceedings including each MPs’ participation in terms of speech in plenary or committee meetings.
Kisiki described this as unacceptable and indirectly called the act by the MP very “unpatriotic”.
He warned the Electoral
Commission and President Yoweri Museveni to abandon plans of organising ‘scientific’ elections under the guise of protecting masses from coronavirus disease— reasoning that coronavirus disease is no excuse enough for Uganda to hold ‘scientific elections’ because countries with worse COVID-19 statistics have successfully held normal conventional election processes.