Sam Kutesa quits politics
Bobi Wine asks Sembabule to reject Kutesa’s decision of fronting daughter as his replacement. File Photo

Bobi Wine asks Sembabule residents to reject the imposition of leaders following Sam Kutesa decision of fronting his daughter as his replacement

Mixed reactions have emerged following Sam Kahanba Kutesa, the Foreign Affairs Minister and Mawogola North legislator’s declaration that he’s quitting active politics.

Kutesa is fronting in his daughter, Shatsi Musherure Kutesa to push the cause of National Resistance Movement (NRM) ideologies. 

Sam Kutesa made the remarks on Sunday 15, Sept 2019 while addressing Sembabule town residents who had gathered to carry out a voluntary clean-up exercise of the township dubbed ‘Keep Sembabule clean and green.’

He informed residents that he will not be standing in any elective position in the nearing 2021 general elections, but instead, he will front in his daughter to replace him.

Kutesa said he trusts his daughter that she will perform up to their satisfaction.

He, therefore, appealed to the residence to vote her come 2021 general elections. 

Sam Kutesa quits politics
Kutesa is fronting in his daughter, Shatsi Musherure Kutesa to push the cause of National Resistance Movement (NRM) ideologies. Photo/Bukedde

Addressing the crowd Musherure, informed residents that it’s time for the young, energetic and educated children to take over from their father.

“Times has come for we the children, grandchildren and the generation to come, to take over him,” Musherure said.

Like his father, Musherure also appealed to Sembabule residents to vote for her, though she did not indicate the position she will be standing for.

RDC Masaka District, Herman Ssentongo in his reaction to the veteran politician next move said that Kutesa may front in his daughter, but it will be upon the voters to choose whom they want to be their representative. 

“If Hon Kutesa has fronted his daughter to succeed him, in my opinion, that’s a personal decision. He can front his daughter, I don’t see anything wrong with it, although, in my opinion, it will be up to the people of that constituency to determine whether or not they elect her or not,” Ssentongo said. 

Ssentongo adds that for Kutesa to retire from active politics, it’s not wrong because it’s his personal decision backed with reasons best known to him.        

Relatedly, the Kyadondo East legislator and the People Power leader, Robert Kyagulanyi best known as Bobi Wine asked people in Ssembabule to reject the imposition of leaders on them, but rather elect leaders of their choice.

“Leaders are not imposed on people; leaders are chosen by people. So, it’s upon the people of that place to choose their leader and not to simply accept the imposition of an MP on them,” Bobi Wine said.