Rubaga North Member of Parliament, Moses Kasibante has announced he will contest as an independent candidate for the same position in the 2021 general elections, after failing to secure the National Unity Platform party (NUP) card.
The NUP ticket was handed to Kasibante’s contender, Abubakar Kawalya, the current Speaker of the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), by the NUP Elections Management Committee on Friday.
Kasibante in response, accused the Committee of not doing enough to weed out what he called ‘Devils’ and ‘Infiltrators’ from the party.
He claimed that Mr Kawalya was in bed with the ruling NRM party.
“He dined with NRM six months back before being given that Speakership post in KCCA. I am bringing my appeal to the people of Rubaga because I believe that NUP-EMC officials did not do enough while vetting us,” he said adding,
“Kawalya is on record for hiding people’s food during the lockdown. If you measure me with him, I have done more than enough for my people and the struggle only that the Committee based on the time you have spent in NUP not in the struggle.”
The MP said he wouldn’t challenge the committee decision but would run as an independent in the general election.
Kasibante further noted that his joining NUP was not based on getting the card but rather to play bold politics.
“Last Month, I joined NUP with the aim of playing bold politics based on party structures but not getting the card. I will not on the same note, pin point any NUP EMC official because they also did not have enough time to scrutinize everybody,” he said.
He reminded his constituents about his achievements for the years he has served them,
Kasibante has been running his campaign with the mantra “Rubaga north is not for sale.”