Mawogola North Member of Parliament candidate Sodo Kaguta, a brother to President Yoweri Museveni has said that he’s still the National Resistance Movement (NRM) flag bearer of the highly contested MP Seat.
Two weeks ago, the Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the ruling party decided that it will not front any flag bearer from Mawogola North.
This was after one of contestants Shartsi Kutesa, daughter of Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa challenged the declaration of Sodo Kaguta as the party flag bearer citing different irregularities marred in the primaries.
While appearing on NBS TV yesterday evening, Sodo said that the party has never written to him in regard to cancelling his flag.
“I have never received a letter cancelling my flag. They have not written back to me saying we have withdrawn or cancelled, I am still a flag bearer of Mawogola North,” Sodo said.
The NRM Electoral Commission announced Sodo Kaguta on September 30, 2020 as the winner of the party flag. However, despite his claims that he’s the NRM flag bearer in the Mawogola North, Sodo was duly nominated as an independent for the race just like Kutesa.
Sodo revealed that he is currently on ground trying to reconcile with the people.
“We are just seeing primaries, but we have elections for the President, so we have to reconcile and look for votes for the President,” he said.