By Gertrude Mutyaba
Democratic Party (DP) vice president, Mr Fred Mukasa Mbidde has opted to back the National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate, Mr Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine in lieu of his party’s flag-bearer Mr Norbert Mao.
Mr Mbidde who also doubles as the DP chairperson for Masaka District, says he has already informed Mr Mao about his decision who gave him a go ahead.
Mr Mbidde believes Mr Kyagulanyi is the only presidential candidate in the race who can end Mr Museveni’s 35-year rule.
“I am among the few parliamentary contestants who wish Mr Kyagulanyi well because most of the incumbents in Masaka are schemers who simply want his backing to retain their parliamentary seats other than making him win the presidency,” Mr Mbidde who is vying for the new Nyendo-Mukungwe parliamentary seat, said while officially launching his campaigns over weekend.
Efforts to get a comment on DP’s position on the matter were futile as call repeatedly made to the party spokesperson, Mr Opio Okoler, went unanswered at the time of filing this story.
Mbidde is tussling it out with six others including NUP’s Mathias Mpuuga, Sarah Kiyimba (NRM) Daniel Kagiri (Alliance of National Transformation), Badru Abas Ssenyonga (JEEMA) and independents Michael Ssekabira, Daniel Ntale and Peter Ssempa.
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