People’s Development Party president Abed Bwanika wil run for Kampala Lord Mayorship come 2021.
Bwanika also a three-time presidential candidate came into limelight during the1996 presidential elections where he supported President Yoweri Museveni.
However, in 2001, he switched allegiance to Rtd Col Dr Kizza Besigye.
After Besigye’s loss to Museveni in 2001, Bwanika ran for the presidency as an independent candidate in 2006 presidential election, where he finished in fourth place.
He again contested in both presidential elections of 2011 and 2016.
However, following his three losses at the presidential level, Bwanika has turned his guns and efforts towards Kampala leadership where he will face the incumbent Erias Lukwago.
In an interview on Saturday at Bulange Mengo, Bwanika said that he is ready to run against Lukwago as a member of Democratic Party block and People Power.
“I have now turned my guns on the Kampala Lord mayorship and I am ready because so far the one who is going to contest against President Museveni has been set already,” said Bwanika.
However, Bwanika follows Kawempe North legislator Latif Ssebaggala, also a People Power member who has already declared that is to run for Kampala mayorship.
When Bwanika was asked about Ssebaggala’s earlier announcement, he answered that People Power leadership is to convene a meeting and decide who is going to contest.
“We shall not collide, we are in a time where whoever gets interested in running for this post comes out but the leadership is going to seat and decide who is worthy. This may be through votes or mutual agreements but people power will be represented by one candidate,” he said.
According to Bwanika, many candidates from both DP block and People Power had shown interest in Lukwago’s chair such as DP spokesman, Kenneth Kakande and Social Democratic Party president Mike Mabike.
However, the leadership advised them to leave the post for two where the committee will decide one candidate.
Bwanika promised that; “If the leadership committee decides that I leave it for Ssebagala, I will go and run for Member of Parliament Kyingo Lwengo district my homeland.”