IPC Candidates Fail to Address MUK Students' Concerns

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Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Inter Party Cooperation candidates contesting for various seats in Kampala yesterday had a rough time explaining their election Manifestoes to Makerere University students. Last evening, City Mayoral candidate Elias lukwago, Kampala District Woman Member of Parliament Nabillah Nagayi, and Makerere University LC5 Councilor Bernard Luyiga, addressed a joint campaign rally in Makerere. Lukwago was the first candidate to address the students. But instead of explaining what he intends to do once elected into office he started used the occasion to blast the Electoral Commission and government for witch hunting him. He accused the government of making everything possible to throw him out of the mayoral race in favor of Peter Ssematimba, the NRM candidate. This annoyed some students who wondered why he was bad mouthing his rival NRM's Peter Sematimba. Luyiga worsened the situation when he started saying how he was tear gassed but failed to mention what he would do for the electorate once elected into office. Paul Kigongo, a first student of Bachelor of development studies faulted Lukwago and Lukwago for dragging the students in their political problems instead of presenting their election program. //Cue in: "They would've..." Cue out: "...we are secure."// Zoe Kiiza, a third year law student said that Lukwago's full term in office is almost the same period she spends at campus, but instead of addressing issues he was not forthcoming. She said Makerere university students are faced with several challenges including insecurity that they expect the mayor to address. //Cue in: "At night...." Cue out: "... they are saying."// Kampala District Woman parliamentary candidate Nabillah Nagayi calmed down the students when she raised the issue of unemployment urging them to learn survival skills. She also urged the students to join politics and oust most city councilors who she said lack qualities to represent the city. //Cue in: "We should be ..." Cue out: "... get jobs."// Reagan Ssendikadiwa, a third year social science student however said he expected the MP to explain how she intends to help overcome unemployment instead of just mentioning the problem.


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