KAMPALA – A retired UPDF soldier is among 15 people who have been nominated to contest for the Kyadondo East parliamentary seat that is currently occupied by Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine.
Bobi Wine is not contesting again for the seat after opting to contest for the presidency.
Former Kyotera county MP Major Pius Mujuzi (rtd), who is contesting on NRM ticket, will take on among others, DP’s James Serebe and NUP’s Nkunyigi Muwada.
FDC’s Apollo Kantinti has also been nominated to contest for the seat after losing in the 2016 race. Others are independents.
Mujuzi was MP for Kyotera County then in Rakai district for ten years until he was ousted by now state minister for Microfinance Haruna Kyeyune Kasolo in 2011 elections. Kyotera district now comprises Kyotera and Kakuuto counties, and the district woman MP is Robinah Ssentongo.
Mujuzi who is the official NRM candidate for Kyaddondo East says that he intends to use his experience as former MP and the connections he has in government to deliver services to the constituency which has lagged behind for over 15 years.
He has challenged his competitors to desist from hate campaign and give the people of this constituency an opportunity to chose the best candidate to represent them.