KAMPALA – Several journalists have joined the fray for political positions ahead of 2021 elections.
Among them is former NTV journalist Agnes Nandutu, who has returned to contest as an Independent in the Bududa District Woman MP race after losing in the NRM primaries.
Nandutu who lost to the incumbent, Ms Justine Khainza, in said she was disappointed with the manner under which the NRM primaries were held.
“These were nursery elections, so we were not satisfied with the outcome, which is why I have come back as an independent,” she said.
Ms Nandutu said the voters are ready to vote for her in the coming general elections.
She joins dozens of journalists in the race for parliamentary seats.
Daily Monitor correspondent for Ntungamo district Mr Perez Rumanzi and Mr Arans Tabaruka who worked as the newspaper correspondent in Kanungu district from 2011 to 2016 have been nominated to compete for Ntungamo Municipality and Kinkizi East MP seats respectively.
Mr Isaac Nuwagaba, who has been a journalist with Vision Group based in Kabale, was nominated on FDC ticket for Ruhaama County MP seat. He is competing with Mr Henry Zinkuratiire (NRM) Mr Gerald Mucureezi (ANT) and Mr Guard Kamaradi (Independent).
Mr Namanya Santrina Kachene who has been Manager Boona FM Rukungiri was nominated on Independent ticket to compete for Ruhaama East County MP seat. He is tussling it out with Mr Benjamin Kamukama, the NRM flag bearer.
Another journalist contesting is former NBS TV news manager Joyce Bagala, who is contesting for the Mityana District Woman MP seat on the NUP ticket.