As the opposition loyalists remain dismayed by the fact that forces and bigwigs from the ruling NRM party are continuously issuing endorsement bids for the incumbent Kampala city Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, our key attention has been drawn to Muhammad Nsereko’s endless social media posts antagonising NUP party and its candidate, Nabillah Naggayi Ssempala.
Despite his overt endorsements for Lukwago, Nsereko’s third term extension has already been subjected to scrutiny after it was mired with bribery, switching DR forms and intimidation of agents of his major rival, Nyanzi Fred Ssentamu of NUP.
Our reporter has delved deep to establish why an NRM leaning independent candidate like Nsereko would defy all odds to bed with an ‘opposition’ candidate. We have since learnt that the two politicians have mutual economic interests to share and each directly benefits from the victory of the other. Sources in City Hall say Erias Lukwago tendered Nsereko to levy taxes on specific markets like Wandegeya, Nakulabye and Kamwokya among others. “Nsereko is a beneficiary of Lukwago’s win. With Lukwago’s approval, he directly collects daily money from vendors in markets like Wandegeya and Nakulabye,” a councillor in KCCA reveals. “Nsereko and Lukwago are both mafias. I pity people who think they are fighting for the poor. That’s an open lie,” she adds.
With less than 24 hours to the poll, Nsereko remains courageous on his social media attacks on the NUP party which he accuses of making alliances with the sitting regime to dislodge ‘credible candidates’ like himself and Lukwago.
“I know just like they did to me, the two forces formed an alliance against us. The people of Kampala are not forgetful. I urge the voters to come out in large numbers and vote for Elias Lukwago and ashame Alliance of the Evil,” Nsereko said in a post on his Facebook.