VP Ssekandi opens up on life after brutal defeat

Vice President Ssekandi with NUP boss Bobi Wine (PHOTO/File)

KAMPALA — The Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi has finally opened up on what he will do next after losing the Bukoto Central Member of parliament seat to the less known Democratic party candidate Richard Ssebamala.

The second highest citizen says he is considering taking a leave from the political scene unless he is recalled back to duty by his friend, Yoweri Museveni.

However, chances are minimal especially with the fact that over 24 incumbent cabinet ministers lost their seats.

Besides, the return of former Prime Minister John Patrick Amama Mbabazi complicates Ssekandi’s chances of bouncing back as VP.

Ssekandi who held grip of the Bukoto central slot for over 20 years says he is considering returning to his farming projects.

Voters however say that this was long overdue.

Many say the elderly politician shouldn’t have waited to suffer a political knockout.

“They love power as if they cannot survive outside politics,” Lubwama Alex, a resident of Masaka says. “It was wrong for a man at Ssekandi’s age to wait to be embarrassed by voters on the ballot yet he would have had a much more better political retirement,” he adds.

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