Renowned Kadongo Kamu singer Mathias Walukagga has secured a mayoral seat in Kyengera Town Council after emerging the winner in the local council elections held on Wednesday February 3, beating over 4 contenders in the tight race.
Walukagga contested for the mayoral seat on the National Platform Party (NUP) ticket.
Some of the losers in the race have since conceded defeat and promised to work with the victorious parties for the betterment of their town council.
Among these is James Malinga, who agreed that even before the final results were declared, NUP’s Walukagga was leading with a higher margin.
“Thank you very much the people of Kyengera Town council who supported my candidacy for mayorship. I thank you for the support and prayers that have lifted my spirits. And I thank you for the countless acts of courage, generosity, and grace that I have witnessed during this campaign,” Malinga said.
He also promised to carry on his commitment of promoting principles which will develop Kyengera Town Council.
“It is my hope that whoever becomes our next mayor, most likely Walukagga, will dedicate himself to the principles and ideals that will benefit our people. We need leaders that listen to people and have the willingness to stand up for what is in the best interest of the people,” he said.
The elected Mayor will be replacing Hajji Abdu Kiyimba who lost in the Bukoto South Constituency MP race (Lwengo district) to NUP’s Twaha Kagabo.
Meanwhile, Walukagga survived arrest after Police in Nsangi rounded up 45 people found at his residence at around 12 am on Tuesday night for violating Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
The suspects, according to the Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire, were subsequently arrested and detained for doing negligent acts likely to spread an infection.