The National Unity Platform party has this Monday evening unveiled the preliminary lists of its duly nominated candidates that will hold their flag in the 2021 parliamentary polls.
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Several prominent names have been dropped off the lists including DP Bloc strongman, Kenneth Paul Kakande whose grip on Nakawa West has slipped into the hands of the party mouthpiece, Joel Ssenyonyi. A heartbroken Kakande says he is yet to announce his next political destiny. Similarly, Patricko Mujuuko, an established comedian and media personality Katongole Omutongole have expressed their disappointment after missing out on the list.
Sources privy to Katongole say he could not hold his anger as he smashed his smartphone after failing to spot his name on the list. “The NUP committee is not fair. They will not block my dream of joining parliament,” Katongole shouted. “I will contest at all costs whether independent or NUP,” he swore.
As for Patricko, he says he is to lodge in a petition to challenge the nomination of his opponent whom he says has not laid fertile grounds to fetch victory for NUP in Nakifuma. He also says he won’t have a choice but bounce back as an independent candidate if his appeal to the Mercy Walukamba committee is not cleared. Media personality, Joan Nalule Kintu has already disregarded the nomination of her opponent and vowed to run as an independent. Other constituencies like Rubaga North, Kawempe North and South, Makindye West are still unresolved as the committee says it needs 48 more hours to reevaluate and make the final verdict.