In an internal party election that was majorly trending for the violence and chaos, there were major rejections and booting of incumbents across the country.
One notable rejection was in Kassanda South constituency where the incumbent, Simeo Nsubuga, lost the party primaries, collecting 11, 011 votes, and losing to Michael Muhumuza who garnered 11,173 votes in the party primaries held on Friday.
Simeo, who allegedly against the wishes of his constituents supported the quashing of the Age Limit from the constitution, had written an apology to his people for the “many” wrongs saying he would rectify them if allowed to represent them in Parliament again, under the NRM party.
“My people of Kassanda, I extend my pleas to you all, asking you to forgive me for all the wrongs I have done since you elected me to be your representative,” started the apology.
The former police officer went on to list the wrongs for which he was asking forgiveness.
- The disputes I incited in local leaders, getting some arrested while at it.
- Greed, and not working as I had promised.
- Causing shame to the Kingdom of Buganda
- Seconding the extension of limits to 7 years
- The killings in Bukompe and Bukoba
- Speaking out of line
- Land disputes
Simeo Nsubuga was part of a group that has been quietly mobilising NRM MPs to support the deletion of Article 102 (b) to allow President Museveni seek re-election in 2021 after clocking the mandatory 75 years age limit.He was quoted to say that President Museveni should rule until he could no more in an interview with The Observer around the time the Age Limit was lifted.