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Seive Women Aspirants – NUP President Robert Kyagulanyi

KAMPALA: Opposition party, National Unity Platform president Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has asked the party’s women wing to sieve aspirants they intend to field in the forthcoming elections warning that they have been infiltrated by spies.
Kyagulanyi issued the warning to the women leaders at a press conference at the party headquarters in Kamwokya, Kampala Thursday.
“As we head into the women council election, let all those who qualify to vie for those positions but also remember to filter whoever is to represent us because the State has placed its spies among us,” Kyagulanyi said.
Kyagulanyi, however, appealed to the women to take part in all the elections, saying it is the only way to silence the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) dominance.
“We are all aware that the Government is doing all it can to make us hate elections, but I want to assure you that elections are the only way to go,” he said.
Electoral Commission Roadmap
According to a draft Electoral Commission roadmap, women council elections are slated to take place on June 10-August 23 at different levels.
Kyagulanyi dismissed false claims that he is working for the NRM government.
He described such as propaganda intended to damage his reputation. Explaining the importance of women in governance.
 Kyagulanyi said women have played key role in the democratic struggles in Africa.
The party president said the support he receives from Ugandans and the urge to cause a change of government has kept him going and focused even when at times he may feel like giving up.
“Sometimes I feel like giving up on politics altogether but the love and support you have shown me has always kept me going and I will also keep moving forward,” Kyagulanyi said.
He said nothing gives him more courage than seeing mothers, vendors and the lowly persons coming up to fight for what is right for them and their future.
 “When I see a vendor standing up for what’s right, I see the image of my mother and I really feel proud of them. I want to remind all the women and mothers that you have a great role to play in this country. Dear women, don’t keep quiet in the face of the dire situation that the country is facing,” Kyagulanyi said.
He added that fighting the impunity and injustice in the country is not only the work of a Member of Parliament but calls for the participation of locals because politicians are easily bribed.
Kyagulanyi said when he was still active in the music industry, he used to address the injustices the country faces in his music, but people never took him seriously.
When he became Kyadondo East MP, the country started taking him seriously.
Kyagulanyi’s wife Barbie Itungo urged the women not to give up with the struggle saying: “There is light at the end of the tunnel.”
**NVN

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