A few hours after the National Unity Platform (NUP) party released a full list of its flag bearers from various constituencies in the Central region, many of those who didn’t make it through the vetting have expressed interest to contest as independent candidates.
However, this has been opposed by many of the party’s top administrators and some cadres who also happened to lose.
One of the winners, Hon Francis Butebi Zaake, the Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament has asked his colleagues to use proper ways of addressing their grievances instead of tearing the party apart.
“I advise all the aggrieved individuals to lodge in their appeals before our Party Electoral Commission so that they may be expeditiously heard. We, at NUP, ensure transparency in whatever we do,” said Zaake.
Zaake added that for those who don’t have any complaints, it’s time to rally behind the winners so that they can work together as a team in the forthcoming coming elections.
“We all have a common goal of ensuring that Hon Robert Kyagulanyi becomes the president of Uganda in the coming elections,” he noted.
In the latest list of NUP flag bearers, many people were dropped by the vetting committee. For some constituencies like Rubaga North and Kawempe North where there is stiff competition, the results have not yet been released which has created tension among the party members and aspirants.
Among those dropped candidates is Kyagulanyi’s brother Eddy Yawe, Patrick Mujuuka, Samuel Lubega Mukaku and many others who have not yet come out publically to declare their next move.