Kampala Woman Member of Parliament (MP) Nabilah Naggayi Sempala has said that the National Unity Platform (NUP) has wiped all her tears after 15 years of suffering in marriage with the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC).
Nabillah’s ‘marriage’ with the FDC ended bitterly in July this year when they denied her the FDC ticket to run as Lord Mayor shortly before handing the card to incumbent Erias Lukwago.
The FDC electoral commission chairperson Toremuka Bamwenda In July told journalists that Nabilah was an ‘imposter’ who did not pick her forms from their offices.
Speaking shortly after shortly after being handed the NUP ticket for the same position on Monday, Nabilah said that she had decided to go independent after that experience until NUP came to her rescue.
“After 15 years of being married to FDC, with all our children, they treated me like trash, they threw me out on the streets. Now a youthful man (NUP) has come to my rescue, wiped away all my tears. I now feel even more appreciated and beautiful,” she said.
Nabilah said that her candidature should energize all women that are not being appreciated in their marriages/relationships.
“This situation should be a message to all women out there, you should know that no matter the mistreatment you face, a time is coming when someone better will come and pick you up, it will not matter how many children you already have. NUP has given me so much joy,” Nabilah added
About her race with incumbent Erias Lukwago, Nabilah said FDC and Lukwago should look out for the biggest battle they have never seen.
“I won the MP position for FDC three times, they know I am a winner. When I come to a race, I do not come to participate but to win. I, therefore, send a message to FDC, that they should expect a sweeping victory by me,” she vowed
“FDC is threatened by strong women like me,” she claimed.
Over the weekend, the FDC spokesperson, Semujju Nganda, cautioned NUP against giving Nabilah their flag.
Semujju said that Nabilah is a good politician who plays politics in a vague way.
Asked to comment about Semujju’s remarks, Nabilah said, “that’s sour gripping. Let them handle their business. NUP will handle its business.”
Nabilah said that Kampala, just like Uganda needs a fresh start and candidature presents that opportunity.
“We can’t have a new president, Honorable Kyagulanyi being edged out of his capital city. When Ugandans vote for him, they will also send me to the City hall,” Nabilah said.
Nabilah said her candidature should be a symbol that NUP will not sideline women.