Kampala Lord Mayor-elect Erias Lukwago says he is not happy with the postponement of the swearing in of KCCA political leaders from last Friday to June 1.
“I should be in office right now,” he told NBS television, adding that with the postponement, there is a vacuum in Kampala…a void.
“All this is unfortunate and ridiculous. The other time, the mayoral oath was administered by the KCCA Executive Director [Jennifer Musisi] but this time, it could be a judicial officer.”
He said things are not going to be easy because “we are still dealing with a tired regime that has no respect for the will of the people”.
He said Kampala’s incoming opposition-leaning leadership is an opportunity for the city.
“It might not be susceptible to manipulation,” Lukwago noted, but promised supporters that he has “an action packed programme for Kampala”.
He promised to unveil the programme on June 1 after he swears in.
“Talk that I lost Round 1 is wrong. I emerged victorious on all fronts. I successfully challenged the impeachment.”
He said government only used brute force to lock the Lord Mayor’s office.
“And in 2016, I got 217,000 votes. The NRM candidate got a mere 60,000.”
Lukwago says the will of the people is that he should be the Lord Mayor.
“If that is respected, there will be no problem. The problem comes when people become jittery and resort to using state machinery to frustrate me.”