Kassanda South’s incumbent MP, Simeo Nsubuga, has vowed to rerun to the race to represent Kassanda South in the 11th Parliament.
Hon. Simeo Nsubuga was one of the many incumbents that recorded defeats in the recently concluded NRM Primaries. Nsubuga and his defeated pals argue the whole process was a sham and have vowed to return as independent candidates. They say that the party opening the elections to persons, not in the registrar was the beginning of all their problems.
“Generally, the letter by President instructing that all who are not in the register should vote caused a big mess for us. It is not only here in Kassanda South but everywhere in the country because I am not the only one complaining,” Kassanda South MP Simeo Nsubuga said.
Simeo Nsubuga had written an apology to his people for the wrongs he had done while in the 10th parliament asking to be given a chance to rectify them but those pleas fell on deaf ears as he 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.
Hon Nsubuga has already launched a campaign for the position of MP of Kassanda South as an independent candidate with a new slogan: Musajja Wa Kabaka, Omulwanirizi W’abebibanja n’ettaka which is loosely translated as “Man of the Kabaka, Fighter For Landowners.”
It has been argued that this move is to gain the sympathy of Buganda loyalists after his term has been marred with land wrangles and petty political disputes.
“Many people were involved in the malpractices and so I cannot accept the results. I will, therefore, stand as an independent,” said Hon Simeo Nsubuga.