WHY DID HON. JUDITH NABAKOOBA NOT MAKE IT TO THE 11th PARLIAMENT?
It is sad that up to now President Museveni does not seem to know why a number of NRM MPs in Buganda region did not make it to the 11th Parliament.
1st of all, it is not true that the people of Mityana did not appreciate whatever roles Hon. Nabakooba played while Member of the 10th Parliament. Nabakooba and many NRM MPs who lost had one problem: They supported the Removal of the Age Limit for the President of Uganda. Even where constituents clearly said “No” to the removal of the Age Limit, many NRM took the Caucus position. Because it is NOT the NRM Caucus that gave them mandate to Parliament, many voters decided to throw them out.
For many youth who have seen one President, with all the injustice they see, the unemployment, the corruption out of which many actors are able to evict tenants, job distribution which seems to favour mostly one region, the only hope was in a change to another leader as was provided by the 1995 Constitution.
Mr. President, while the campaigns were on, those who went to Western Uganda wondered whether that was part of Uganda. The roads in the West were on average okay while other parts of Uganda were in bad shape.
To cut the long story short, the NRM MPs were punished because they changed the Constitution which change gave you unlimited time as President of Uganda.