With only 12 days left to the Presidential and parliamentary elections, at least 31 current members of parliament representing different constituencies and districts across the country will not return to the next Parliament, the Daily Express exclusively reveals why!
The 31 MPs listed below are not returning to the 11th parliament either because they willingly exited the race, took on advanced positions of contestation or were defeated in the party primaries and didn’t consider to stand as independent candidates.
Notable names of MPs who opted out are, Minister of Foreign Affairs Sam Kutesa who fronted his daughter Shatsi Kutesa Musheru, Minister of Local Government Raphael Magyezi who opted out, and Mbale Municipality MP Jack Wamanga Wamai who decided not to contest.
Others are; Florence Namayanja, the Bukoto East MP who has opted to contest as mayor, Winnie Kiiza, the Kasese Woman MP who joined the Alliance for National Transformation and Judith Babirye, the Buikwe Woman MP who traveled abroad.
Of the five youth MPs, only two, Ishma Mafabi the Eastern Youth MP and Oscar Omony the Northern Youth MP are not returning while others are seeking to contest for directly elected or woman MP seats.
Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine will also not be returning to parliament after moving goal posts to contest for the highest office on land to end President Yoweri Museveni’s 35 year rule.
Here is the full list of the MPS not returning to the 11th Parliament:
1. Robert Kyagulanyi
3.Henry Okello Oryem
6.Mary Karoro Okurut
7. Sam Kutesa
13.Nabila Naggayi Sempala
14. Isham Mafabi
18.Musumba Isaac Isanga
21.John Bosco Lubyai
31.Godfrey Kiwanda Suubi