Election Watch

“My friend Nyanzi, I will not forgive you for this” – Kampala Central MP Nsereko publicly vows

Kampala Central Member of Parliament elect, Hon. Muhammad Nsereko, has publicly vowed to never forgive his former opponent in the race Fred Nyanzi Ssentamu alias Chairman Nyanzi after a torrid court session in which Nyanzi was challenging his election victory on alleged election irregularities.

Speaking to journalists on Thursday afternoon after court dismissing the case, the incumbent MP Nsereko said that the petition seeking to have a vote recount for the Kampala Central mayoral election, filled by Chaitman Nyanzi, was intended to destroy his political career.

“My friend Nyanzi, even if you send whoever, I will not forgive you for this. We have been helping you from the past in all court cases but this is not the way you pay us for our forgiving heart,” Nsereko said.

Nsereko also issued his political rival a three-day ultimatum to pay him all the costs incurred in the case without fail.

“Whatever court he wants to go to, let him go, I am ready to defeat him. We have defeated him here, let him go to High Court, or up to the Court of Appeal, we shall still defeat him. He should, however, also prepare for the costs,” Nsereko roared on.

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Nsereko was however quick to note that this fight is not about challenging his victory but weakening the struggle with the support of “invisible hands.”

“When we return to Parliament, I want to table a motion to have a law which will require all MP hopefuls to go for mental tests before contesting for any parliamentary seat,” he said.

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The Chief Magistrate of Mwanga II court in Mengo dismissed the petition over lack of substantial evidence and ordered Fred Nyanzi to pay the respondent (Electoral Commission and Muhammad Nsereko) costs incurred in the case.

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