Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has said President Museveni’s government will never be able to defeat the opposition in Kampala.
Speaking at the launch of his 2021 mayoral bid at his home in Wakaliga, Lubaga Division in Kampala on Wednesday, Mr Lukwago revealed that all ministers Museveni has brought to undermine the Lord Mayor’s powers have failed and more will fail.
“For the past 10 years he has brought many ministers including Wabudeya (Beatrice), Muruuli Mukasa, Frank Tumwebaze, Benny Namugwanya and Beti Kamya but I have stood firm. They then hyped Jennifer Musisi and many other RCCs but all have failed on the mission. I Have defeated them and will always defeat him,” he said.
“Kamya(Beti) wanted to put Kampala in the hands of Museveni by amending the law to make the minister, the new political head of the city but their mission was stopped by opposition MPs. I want to tell him (Museveni) and his agents that I am a bulldozer which has been reignited and I am coming their way. Let them wait for what is going to befall them,” he added.
Mr Lukwago revealed that since he was elected Kampala Lord Mayor, he has registered several achievements, including fighting corruption.
“By the time I came to City Hall, corruption was the order of the day but I have fought the cartels and mafia gangs involved in this vice. They wanted to own the entire city but I have dealt them big blows. In the first term, I spent three years out of office because the mafia ganged up against me,” he explained.
He urged Kampala residents to give him another term of office so that he continues to transform Kampala. “I am here to resume with my programs. If it is a rocket, I have taken off. Having defeated pythons, these small snakes (his opponents) should just bow down for me.”