Maria Namuwanga congratulates her opponent Kyebakutika Manjeri, says she won’t run as an independent candidate.
In a statement, Namuwanga who lost to Kyebakutika for the National Unity Platform (NUP) party ticket for Jinja City woman MP, said she is proud to be one of the first women in eastern Uganda to publicly identify with People Power which later metamorphosed into NUP and has always dedicated her time and resources into NUP because it is a party that has always best represented her beliefs.
“I have unapologetically spread the gospel of change with a red beret on my head and gone down the trenches of Jinja City reaching out to each and every person that had skepticism about a new party bringing the change it was preaching. My journey in the National Unity Platform has and will always be one to cherish!” she said
However, she says there has been a lot of foul play going on in Jinja regarding the party and was deeply disappointed when she learnt that she had lost the flag!
“I was deeply disappointed and I have since received calls urging me to run on an independent ticket, a proposition I have carefully scrutinized. However, running as an independent candidate undermines my beliefs and at no point in time did it ever cross my mind. I am an ardent disciple of the National Unity Platform and a true devotee of the struggle. I am still an acquiescent member of the National Unity Platform.
I congratulate Ms. Kyebakutika Manjeri on this victory and we are now one side of the same coin” said Namuwanga