With just hours to the much anticipated National elections, President Yoweri Museveni’s young brother Godfrey Aine ‘Sodo’ Kaguta has decided to step down from the race for Mawogola North Member of Parliament seat.
Sodo revealed his decision on Wednesday while on his final campaign that he had decided to withdraw from the heated race in favour of Shartsi Namatovu Kutesa Musherure, who is daughter to the Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kahamba Kutesa.
On Tuesday night, Sodo and his camp reached an agreement with Shartsi Musherure to step down for the good of ruling party NRM.
Kaguta says since both of them belonged to NRM but running as Independent, this would have divided the party’s votes thus giving the opposition an upper hand to emerge victorious.
The negotiations were mediated by President Museveni, Minister Sam Kuteesa, Museveni’s other brother Gen. Salim Saleh and other top NRM officials.
Both candidates have been running as independents despite belonging to NRM.