IGANGA – Ezra Gabula is in a comfortable lead in the Iganga district seat National Resistance Movement (NRM) primaries.
According to preliminary results, Gabula is leading with 72,023 votes beating off competition from his closest challenger Sinan Wakinyankali who has garnered 32,677 votes.
The pint-sized Iganga politician Gabula is famed for using his physical stature to woo the masses.
“He has used his stature to appeal to the emotions of the masses, especially the women who view him as vulnerable,” says Moses Kintu, a voter in Nawaningi sub-county.
He said Gabula is a typical representation of a truthful politician who has been assuring the masses that unlike his competitors who can do other things, including riding boda bodas and laying bricks, he can’t do either and told the masses to allow him lead them.
“As you see me, what else can I do other than leadership. I cannot ride a motorcycle, I can’t lay bricks and I can’t dig but I have got a brain and I can ably lead you,” says Gabula during his campaigns.
Gabula, arguably the shortest politician in the country, says he will use his vast connections to serve the district.
The others in the race included Peter Ndizawa and Paul Luganda.