Last week, the ruling party NRM announced that the party wasn’t fronting a flag bearer in Mawogola North, Ssembabule district following a highly contested election that was marred with violence. The contest was between the incumbent’s (Foreign Minister Sam Kuteesa) daughter Shartsi Kutesa and President Museveni’s brother Sodo Aine Kaguta.
The two power house names will be battling for the parliamentary seat in the fourth coming elections as independents. While appearing on NBS Morning Breeze today, Shartsi said that she has been in Ssembabule for the past 8 years and people greatly believe in her candidature and she will not be stepping down for Sodo.
On the allegations of voter bribery in Ssembabule, without refuting or admitting, Shartsi said that she had to create excitement.
“You have to promote yourself, I had to make posters, run ads, create excitement and I have a love relationship with my people,” said Shartsi.
However, she added saying; “If you don’t have the people, the money means nothing.”
She also stated it doesn’t bother her when people refer her to her father (Kutesa) because the man is going nowhere.
“This man is here to stay and I am here to stay and we are part of Mawogola North. We are part of Uganda,” said Shartsi
Shartsi also said that she has faith in her party and never intends to go against it.