Nsubuga not a Mengo candidate, says Mao
The Democratic Party president has dismissed claims that the party’s secretary general, Mr Mathias Nsubuga, who is contesting for the Bukoto South by-election in Masaka District, is a Buganda kingdom candidate.
Addressing a press conference yesterday in Kampala, Mr Norbert Mao said Mr Nsubuga was the DP flag bearer in the election but a Mengo subject.
“Our candidate and voters come from Buganda which is headed by Mengo government that is why we have strings attached to it,” Mr Mao said.
The Luweero District Woman MP, Ms Brenda Nabukenya, said the party was ready to protect the elections to avoid vote rigging by other opposition parties.
The other candidates in the by-election are NRM’s Alintuma Nsambu, Julius Ssentamu, the flag bearer of Forum for Democratic Change, and Dan Katura, an independent.
The elections are slated for tomorrow.
Mr Mao said they expect a landslide victory, adding that the DP team was due in Masaka last night to meet their agents and guide them on how to protect their votes.
By Shabibah Nakirigya, Daily Monitor
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