BY MEDDIE KITYO
IT’S now a done deal! All attempts to disrupt and disorganise Thursday March 05th 2020 KCCA Speaker elections have been tamed, elections will be held at Imperial Royale Hotel not at City Hall where hooligans have access!
All councilors, we have been reliably informed, will convene at a secure Imperial Royale Hotel near Sheraton Hotel.
An insider has told this Online site that, access to this Hotel on polls day will be restricted to accredited journalists, observers, KCCA technical team, Kampala members of Parliament and Kampala ministers.
“Others are requested to stay at home or their places of work they will follow everything love on tv as KCCA Councilors elect their Speaker. Not every one will be allowed near Imperial Royale.” Quoted our source.
We have been also told how Lord mayor Erias Lukwago attempted to object holding Speaker elections at another designated venue not at Council chambers but all was in vain.
Organisers of the elections said, “This is a very important activity which doesn’t need interruptions. Because elections will be carried out on a working day, we do not want to block other staff from accessing City Hall. Let work go on as usual at City Hall as we secure another place for the elections.”
However insiders say, there was a leaked plot about a group of hooligans who were hired to cause chaos and access council chambers’ gallery to make sure elections flop after realising that their candidate is the weakest in the race .
“They planned to cause a havoc, shout at councilors who are mandated to elect their Speaker. We want this activity to be free and fair, we want it to end peacefully and without any influence.” Said an insider.
KCCA councilors will be electing their Speaker at the same time, as all the 5 divisions making up Kampala will be deciding on who are their Speakers and deputy speakers.
Analysts say, NRM has chances to scoop all positions apart from at the city hall.
At City Hall, elections will be conducted by a court Magistrate.
By press time, People Power’s Abubaker Kawalya camp was in early jubilations after being convinced that their danger man is now commanding enough support to eat big in Thursday Speaker elections.
Reports about Peoples Government candidate Doreen Nyanjura entering into an alliance with NRM’s Bruhan Byaruhanga have not in any way affected popular Kawalya.
A number of NRM councilors have rejected this deal saying, Speakership is too big for Nyanjura who is offended for dodging council meetings, bring proud and too a arogant.
NRM councilors have vowed to vote Kawalya for Speaker, then Bruhan Byaruhanga deputy.
If they go on with this move, nothing be what, will stop Lubaga North councilor and Kyambogo University councilor from being announced Speaker and deputy on Thursday.
Nyanjura’s camp has however not lost it all. They are trying to sweet talk councilors although, it looks to be a mission impossible.
Let’s watch the space