Uganda went to the polls on Thursday 14th/January/2021, and since the activity started, a number of politicians are immersed into jubilation as others cry foul.
This website has given a special look in the top government officials that have been beaten in their parliamentary race.
Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi
He is one of the longest serving lawmakers in Buganda. He has been at the helm of his political career for over three decades. Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi first served as Deputy Speaker, he was elevated to the Speaker of Parliament for a full decade. At the time of his defeat, Ssekandi was serving as a vice President a position he has held since 2011. He was beaten by Eng. Richard Ssebalamu of the National Unity Platform.
He has been the Minister for Agriculture for about a decade and did not see his darkest time coming too soon. Not that he was a bad lawmaker, but his defeat has been attributed to the growing support of the National Unity Platform in Buganda region and several urban centers in the country.
Elioda is the current Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation. Besides losing in the party primaries last year, one of Uganda’s most hardworking Ministers still had hopes of overturning results in the final race but this didn’t go as planned. Elioda was defeated by Dickson Kateshumbwe aka Katesh, a former Uganda Revenue Authority Commissioner.
Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi
Nakiwala joined the ruling party in 2016 after she was appointed minister by the president of the republic of Uganda. She had previously contested on the Woman Member of Parliament representing Kampala district on Democratic Party ticket. She has defeated by Ms. Veronica Nanyondo in the hotly contested Bukomansimbi woman MP race.
Minister Nabakooba has been defeated by famous Journalist Joyce Bagala of the National Unity Platform (NUP). This hotly contested race has seen the former police officer displaced and left with her hopes lying in the hands of the Fountain of Honour to keep her as an ex-official in Parliament. Nabakkoba was appointed as Minister of Information and National Guidance replacing Minister Frank Tumwebaze who had been declared to the ministry of Gender.
He has been the minister for Bunyoro Affairs for decades but this career encountered a huge roadblock during the party primaries and the final race that has left the wealthy minister trailed by the youthful supporter of president Museveni.
She is the State Minister of Primary Education and has for a number of years represented Wakiso district in the August House. However with the increasing support of National Unity Platform in the region, Sseninde has ended up losing the juicy seat a new comer Betty Naluyima.
Besides surviving the hotly contested party primaries last year, the State Minister for Veteran affairs has not survived the wrath of voters in the final contest. The Rwenzururu Kingdom prince was defeated by a one Kiiza Acrobat, an independent National Resistance Movement Party leaning.
She was poached from the opposition Uganda Federal Alliance (UFA) after losing an election to opposition’s Moses Kasibante. Kamya was later given a job to be the Minister for Kampala by president Museveni a position she held for three years. She was recently transferred to ministry of Lands a position she still holds at time of her massive defeat by Pro-Bobi Wine candidate Kawalya Abubaker.
She has moved from several political parties in the shortest spell but this could not save her from being trailed by her former political party the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC). At the time of her defeat, Anywar was serving as the State Minister of Environment.
He has been the most controversial Minister who had inserted his efforts in fighting pornography and the LGBT Community. This activeness and righteousness could not protect the man of God from boarding flight Taiwan. He is the minister for Ethics and Integrity a position he has held for some good time.
He joined parliament even before Museveni went to the bush in 1986. One may wonder what the bold-headed veteran politician still wants in active politics. Besides being floored in 2016 by Hon. Godfrey Katusabe.
Its indeed true, Minister Kiyonga did not learn any lessons till when he crawled back into the race in 2021. He was not only mercilessly beaten but extremely left politically necked that even if he is now given chance to run for LC III seat, the former Minister of Defense may end up pulling another excruciating performance.