The list of losers from the recently concluded Kyadondo East Constituency was lengthier that you might think. It included not just Apollo Kantinti and Sitenda Ssebalu but established faces from Mengo and prominent politicians from Buganda. The following are the pick of the bunch.
The Masaka Municipality who of recent has opted for social media rather than parliament to represent his constituents was opposed to Bobi Wine because of his ties to the Mengo establishment.
‘Omusajja wa Bwino’ entered parliament riding on the popularity of the Erias Lukwago. It’s not a coincidence that supports only those the Lord Mayor endorses. Lukwago didn’t support Bobi Wine, so did Ssewanyana.
He’s one of the top performing legislators in the 10th parliament but owing to the disagreements within DP, the Butambala MP preferred Apollo Kantinti to Bobi Wine.
What happened to Latif Ssebagala? The Kawempe North MP legislator would still make the list for the most silent legislators. His constituency shares a boarder with Kyadondo East along Gayaza road but he still never appeared anywhere where having contested on an Independent ticket in 2016 would have made sense to support Bobi Wine.
Ssemujju Nganda represented Kyadondo from 2011 before it was split into two before the 2016 general elections. He’s the FDC spokesperson who refused to publicly appear with his party’s official candidate but worked tirelessly underground against Bobi Wine.
It’s rumored that Mbidde had an affair with Komome, the DP candidate in the race. It is a well-known fact that he works for Museveni, which explains why even after the withdrawal of Kamome from the race, DP still refused to support any candidate in the race.
The Buganda Land Board MD has issues emanating from land in Busaabala. This explains why he was rally Baganda to shun Bobi Wine. It didn’t work.
The Busiro East, 2nd biggest constituency in Uganda by number of voters shares a boarder with Kyadondo East. Medard came from Mengo to join politics which explains why he never set foot in Kyadondo East for the 60 days of the by-election. He despises the ilk of the Bobi Wine.
He once appeared on NBS’ Face-Off and said Bobi Wine wasn’t special and is just another ordinary Muganda. Well, you don’t win an election like he just did when you aren’t special. Katikiro’s issues with Bobi Wine and his attempts to rally Buganda against Bobi Wine are related to the contentious piece of land in Busaabala. Majority of the people who voted for Bobi Wine are Baganda who vehemently brushed away Mayiga’s words.
Prior to the by - election, Nambooze was rallying DP members against Mao and Mbidde. She surely had an opportunity to amplify her cause by publicly supporting Bobi Wine. Instead impeccable sources tell us she requested for Sh10m for each rally she attended! She never appeared on any but was seen allover Bobi Wine during his swearing in ceremony in parliament.
Politically, Lukwago has become nothing more than Dr Besigye’s backpack. He’s to Dr Besigye what Ssewanyana is to him. But while he failed to play the same role in Kyadondo East, he was working underground to ensure that the FDC candidate wins the election. This is how the master of political intrigue has masterminded the near collapse of the party that bred him, DP.