Erias Lukwago Wednesday launched his candidacy for Lord Mayor of Kampala.
The incumbent had no kind words for politicians who think they can rally behind other candidates to dethrone him.
Betty Nambooze one of his allies, has called on the opposition to protect their strangleholds, and then go out to capture others.
Lukwago outlined that he will focus on fighting for the rights of Kampala residents who he says have been oppressed.
Acting as their shield, Lukwago says he will protect the city from corruption, misuse of public funds and land grabbers by cartels and mafia.
Lukwago, who came on the Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] ticket, is up against his former party, the Democratic Party candidate, Beatrice Kayanja.
Others are; musician Joseph Mayanja (National Unity Platform) and Daniel Kazibwe alias Ragga Dee (National Resistance Movement).
Lukwago has been Kampala Mayor since January 2011.