Embattled Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has been nominated to contest as a mayoral candidate for the city in the 2016 elections.
Lukwago, who was cleared at the Kampala Electoral Commission offices in Ntinda, a Kampala suburb, is an opposition candidate and is likely to tussle it out with the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Kampala mayoral flag bearer Mr Dan Kazibwe aka Ragga Dee.
Lukwago was elected Lord Mayor in 2011 to serve a five-year term but he has had several run-ins with the government, leading to his being removed from office for nearly half of the tenure of office.
Also, during this time, the government, Lukwago and Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) have been engaged in persistent litigation, with the government appointing a tribunal led by Justice Catherine Bamugemereire in 2013, which ‘impeached’ the Lord Mayor last year.
Meanwhile, on the 10th day of the presidential campaigns, NRM candidate Yoweri Museveni is in Arua, where he has declared that he will hand over power once defeated in next year’s elections.
Candidate John Patrick Amama Mbabazi of the Go Forward is in his home district Kanungu.