Why Dr Hilderman stood against Amelia Kyambadde in the 2021 elections
Newly elected Mawokota North Member of Parliament Hillary Innocent Kiyaga known as Dr Hilderman stunned many when he stood against the incumbent Mawokota North Parliamentary representative Minister of Trade, Industry, and Cooperatives Amelia Kyambadde.
The singer once realized a melodious song titled “Amelia” in which he praises her as the only person he could vote for no matter what. It is assumed that such hits and many others are the reasons as to why NRM’s Amelia always emerged victorious in the Mawokota elections.
During an interview, Dr. Hilderman was asked why he decided to stand against a candidate he had always wholeheartedly pledged for in the previous elections of 2011 and 2016.
In his defense, Dr. Hilderman claimed his interest in politics has been growing since 2011 and he was particularly displeased with the defeated Amelia’s stand in the age limit petition which drove him to a conclusion that he would make a better candidate hence his participation as an aspirant in the 2021 election.
“I started following politics, but the idea of standing for office came during the period of the constitutional amendment to remove the president’s age limit. As people of the Mawokota, we closely followed these issues. Our stand was not to tamper with the Constitution. So when Honourable Amelia Kyambadde went against what people wanted her to say, I felt offended. I decided to stand against her not because I had money from her like people claim but because I was the voice of the people,” explained Dr. Hilderman.
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He also said he had warned the Minister not to break his trust in the “Amelia” song but since she did the opposite of that he decided to take matters into his hands for the sake of the people of Mawokota.
In an earlier interview,when Minister Amelia was asked about her loss in the recently concluded elections, she said it was time for the younger people to rule and the older people required to rest.
Aside from Minister Amelia Kyabadde, many other ministers lost their parliamentary seats including Minister of Higher Education J. C Muyingo, Minister Eloida Tumwebaze and Mary Karooro Okurut.