Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] candidate, Hon. Apollo Kantinti and the ruling National Resistance Movement [NRM] party candidate, Sitenda Sebalu, on Wednesday took their battle for Kyadondo East MP Seat to another level.
Kantinti who sounded nervous and suspicious of the process said he would keep his eyes wide open in case the ruling party tries anything unscrupulous.
“We are keeping a close eye on the entire electoral process. What happened is not going to happen again,” Kantinti said while appearing on NBS television.
Host: How is the campaign going on?
Sitenda: It is going on well.
Kantinti: We expect a win from my voters.
Host: How are you ensuring that the rules of electoral commission are observed?
Sitenda: We shall be at the voting station as early as 7am.
Asked whether he wasn’t crying foul on the question of violence in Kabuubu, Kantinti said he was just being a responsible citizen.
NRM’s Sitenda then reminded Kantinti that the race was not about who speaks most words but who is on the ground.
“Kantinti sounds like this a competition of who speaks the most words. It is not that. It is about who is on ground.”
Sitenda said Kantinti only won with 14 votes but “I can assure you that he is not winning this because of feedback from people”.
The remark rubbed Kantinti the wrong way and he immediately lashed out.
“Sitenda is bringing too much politics into this discussion. It does not matter whether I won with 1 or 2 votes. I still won him.”
Kantinti said NRM is taking the country and distributing it among themselves.
“The NRM’s biggest disgrace is the #6bnhandshake. For the 30 years that President Museveni has ruled Uganda, what is there to show off his leadership in Kyandondo?”
Kantinti said he followed up on the statistics and they showed that every Ugandan is born with a Shs1 million debt.
Host: Hon. Sitenda, are you desperate to get back to parliament?
Sitenda: Desperate is not a befitting word.
Host: Sitenda, how do you feel about allegations that you have been rejected thrice?
Sitenda: It depends on how you rise.
The ruling party candidate said all the while, people have stepped upon his desire to be in parliament but he is now fighting back.
“It is very sad that Hon. Kantinti is getting too personal. It is unprofessional and shows who between us is Parliament Material.”