You'll Weep: Luweero MP FDC Candidate Warns Rival
Zaidah Gwokyalya has been nominated for the Luwero woman Member of Parliament seat this time on the Forum for Democratic Change ticket.
Speaking at the FDC headquarters on Monday, Zaidah told journalists she first stood as an independent on the Luwero seat and was rigged out but has now returned in a whole new style with the FDC ticket, she hopes to take the woman mp seat this time.
"The incumbent Rebecca Lukwago bribed Luwero voters with Shs50,000 and other petty items like a kilo of sugar, bars of soap and packets of salt but I intend to depose her in the by-elections," Zaidah said.
This woman was a physiatrist physician in Butabika Referral Hospital but she resigned her job to run for Luwero MP Seat and lost miserably. "There was a lot of protocol and cases of bribery which limited my chances," she remarked.
She cited Luwero’s biggest problems as unemployment amongst the youth and poor education. "There are no government structures in Luwero and whoever comes out to challenge such negligence is singled out as a government enemy," Zaidah reiterated.
Luwero district is called the Mecca of Uganda because of the Muslim burial monuments. "Instead of building hospitals and schools, the government poured lots of cash in erecting the Nakaseke monument," she revealed.
Zaidah also pointed out that even Kasana, the only big hospital in Luwero does not have power all the time. "It’s our duty as the youth to come out and change the mentality of our people so as to steer this nation to a brighter future," she put in.
Meanwhile, one of the candidates Elizabeth Nabatanzi a former presidential aide has petitioned the electoral commission to disqualify her rivals namely; Elsie Namagambe(Independent),Rebecca Lukwago(NRM),Zaidah Gwokyalya(FDC), Brenda Nabukenya(DP) and Hannah Kirabo.
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Updated on 2013-05-09 09:25
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