Why NUP trusts FDC’s Nabilah Naggayi Ssempala with Kampala Lord Mayor ticket: Why NUP trusts FDC’s Nabilah Naggayi Ssempala with Kampala Lord Mayor ticket:
The Kampala women member of parliament, Nabilah Naggayi Ssempala is to hold the Kampala Lord Mayor ticket for National Unity Platform after winning the party screening.
Surprisingly, out of 200 points Nabilah got 166. And her opponent Ssali Cudrah scored 87 points. Nabilah was facing a tough competition from a little known Ssali Cudrah who was also determined.
However, Nabilah and Cudrah faced a challenge of answering questions on the panel. They were facing off four judges who asked them questions regarding the role of the Kampala Lord Mayor.
Secondly, knowledge of the needs of the Kampala city. And lastly their understanding of the NUP core values. But Nabilah was so accurate in her answering of these questions.
Why NUP trusts FDC’s Nabilah Naggayi Ssempala with Kampala Lord Mayor ticket
Mercy Walukamba, NUP electoral commission boss announces: ”with the power vested upon me as the electoral management committee chairperson! I therefore declare Nabilah Naggayi Ssempala as the NUP flag bearer for the position of Kampala Lord Mayor.”
However, Walukamba notes that the decision is not final. But as NUP board for we confirm Nabilah as our flag bearer.
While speaking to the media shortly after the declaration! Nabilah hit back at FDC’s ways of doing things. Forum for Democratic Change denied her a ticket back in July this year.
Nabilah says: ”FDC are women beaters. I am not the only lady who left. Where is the former leader of opposition? I am glad that I have got a party which respects me as a woman.”
Currently, Nabilah is the Kampala women MP on FDC’s ticket. And if NUP board confirms her, she will be facing off with the incumbent! FDC’s Erias Lukwago in the 2021 elections.
Nabilah’s race for Kampala Lord Mayor race follows the throwing of the NUP ticket by Latif Ssebagala on the same seat. Who decided to leave the position for the good of opposition. However, he said that their are misunderstandings in the party.
However, Nabilah is to face off with other candidates on the same. They include FDC’s Erias Lukwago, NRM’s Ragga Dee and their own Joseph Mayanja aka Chameleon. Who is likely to stand as an independent as losing on the NUP card.