Some youth took to the streets of Kayunga town and its Bukolooto suburb to celebrate Harriet Nakwedde’s selection as the National Unity Platform (NUP) party’s flag bearer in the forthcoming LC 5 bye-election.
Ms Nakwedde, who has lost twice to Ms Ida Nantaba for the Kayunga District Woman MP race, beat her closest rival Rajab Ssenkubuge to take the NUP flag.
She was announced flag bearer by the NUP leadership at Kamwokya party headquarters on Monday.
Local Government Hon. Ffefekka Sserubogo passed on. This created a vacuum which necessitated a by-election that has been scheduled for December 16, 2021. The committee conducted vetting, and consulted the people of Kayunga through field visits and surveys. I accordingly announce that after the elaborate process, Hon Nakwedde Harriet has emerged the winner and she will carry the National Unity Platform flag in the upcoming election,” Ms Mercy Walukamba, NUP’s election management committee chairperson, said in a statement.
As soon as news of her selection spread in the district, some youth carrying the party leader Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine and Nakwedde’s photos took to the streets as others poured soda on the photos.
Ms Nakwedde will now face NRM’s Andrew Muwonge and independent candidates; Magid Nyanzi, the Kayunga Town mayor and Boniface Bandikubi, the former Kayunga District Speaker.