The newly announced National Unity Platform party Lord Mayor flag bearer, Nabillah Naggayi Ssempala has told her former FDC party and the incumbent Erias Lukwago to be prepared for a heated contest in 2021.
A charged Nabillah who has served Kampala since the return of multiparty politics in 2006 says she is very confident that she can unseat the incumbent Lukwago. “I won the MP position for FDC three times, they know I am a winner. When I come to a race, I do not come to participate but to win. I, therefore, send a message to FDC, that they should expect a sweeping victory by me,” she says.
Speaking to the press immediately after her nomination, a joyful Nabillah lauded the NUP for embracing and adopting her as their own after a bumpy ride political journey and harassment allegedly meted out on her by her former party, FDC. Nabillah relates her situation to a marriage where a woman can be in her matrimonial home and be mistreated by her man. Nabillah says such a woman can still find solace in a homestead of another hospitable man.
“After 15 years of being married to FDC, with all our children, they treated me like trash, threw me out on the streets. Now a youthful man (NUP) has come to my rescue, wiped away all my tears. I now even feel more appreciated and beautiful,” she says.
She also describes her nomination as a gesture that the NUP confides and emancipates the women. She says this is a score for all the women in politics and further urged them to join the friendly non-selective NUP. She further urged all Ugandans to accept and support Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine for the top seat of presidency in 2021.