BY DAMALI MUKHAYE
The Incumbent Lord Mayor of Kampala Mr Erias Lukwago was yesterday re-elected for the third time to be at the helm of Kampala Capital City
It was a surprise win for the visibly scared Lukwago who after seeing how the National Unity Platform (NUP) party candidates in the presidential and parliamentary elections had swept the Kampala votes saw a slim win for his return.
But people still showed trust in Lukwago after scooping 194,592 votes against NUP’s Nabilah Naggayi’s 60,082 votes.
The president of FDC Patrick Amuriat says that Lukwago was voted back because of his personality having served the city dwellers very well for the last two terms.
He also attributed Lukwago’ s win on the personality of the NUP candidate Ms Naggayi whom he said had already lost popularity among voters since she did nothing for people when she was a woman MP for over two terms.
The chairperson of Kampala Arcaders Traders Association, Geoffrey Katongole said that since 2011, Lukwago has done his best to fight for informal sector most especially street vendors, boda boda, taxi operators, arcade owners hence they could not vote for Naggayi.