Monday, February 20, 2006
Sebaana closes campaign on optimistic note
Capping a 6 week campaign that took him to 60 out of Uganda's 69 districts, Sebaana Kizito returned to the suburbs of the capital city to wind down a grueling presidential campaign. In the last 3 days, he took his campaign bus to Wakiso, Entebbe, Kajjansi, the shores of Lake Victoria, and the city suburbs. Sebaana has campaigned strongly on both national security and economic issues making the argument that of all the candidates in the race, he has the best credentials and management skills needed to heal the wounds of a divisive political system that has been in place for the last 20 years. He has succeeded in rejuvenating the Democratic Party countrywide, where folks have attended their first DP rallies in the past 20 years. Women have responded strongly to Sebaana's message. DP's parliamentary contingent is expected to include several first timers like Agnes Mayanja from Masaka, Susan Nabuuma from Mityana, Rebecca Birungi from Wakiso joining veterans like Rainer Kafire, party VP from Kibuku. The median age of DP candidates is 29.2 years, the youngest average age of a parliamentary party slate. The youth like Charles Kiwanuka in Kyaddondo East, Busiro South MP Mutebi Balikuddembe, are expected to easily win their seats. Several competitive seats remain across the board. DP SG Richard Ottoo is in the race of his life in Agago, Pader, just like former MP David Babi Kamusaala fighting tooth and nail to reclaim his Jinja East seat. DP Publicity Secretaries Betty Nambooze (Mukono North), Fred Mwesigwa (Luuka-Iganga) are in what will be some of the most watched races Thursday night. Results are expected by Saturday February 25, 2006.