FDC; NEC to Determine Fate Of Councillors Who Voted Against Lukwago

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The two Councillors Henry Lukwago and Hawa Ndege were part of a 29 man coalition that supported the motion that saw Lukwago weeded out of the office on charges of incompetence, abuse of office and misconduct.

The National Executive committee of FDC is meeting tomorrow to determine the fate of two party stalwarts who voted in support of a motion to oust Erias Lukwago from the office of the Lord Mayor of Kampala.

The two councillors Henry Lukwago and Hawa Ndege were part of a 29 man coalition that supported the motion that saw Lukwago weeded out of the office on charges of incompetence, abuse of office and misconduct.

Lukwago who was yesterday voted out of office by KCCA councillors lost the ballot by 29 votes to three.

FDC Party President, Mugisha Muntu describes as unfortunate the move by FDC-aligned councillors. He however adds that their fate will be determined after the NEC meeting.

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meanwhile, The Democratic Party is yet to pronounce itself on the fate of Four of the motion supporters Bernard Luyiga, Angella Kigonya, Zahara Luyirika and Margret Kilyowa all of whom, are from the Democratic Party.  Efforts to get a comment from the Democratic Party are still futile.

However Last Week, Mathias Nsubuga, the DPO Secretary General had demanded DP’s five councillors to desist from supporting Lukwago’s impeachment saying that their party was against the process.

He threatened that any DP councillor who would support the removal of Lukwago in office would face disciplinary action from the party.

Prior to the Mayoral campaigns that led him to city house, Lukwago was a key supporter and legal counsel of the Democratic Party. He however aligned with Suubi, an alliance of opposition groups in the contest.

 

About the author

Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.