The Buliisa county member of parliament Steven Mukitale Birahwa who is also the chairperson for Bunyoro Parliamentary caucus has declared his presidential bid for 2026 . He made the statement while addressing journalists in Masindi town at Kolping Hotel.
Mukitale a Mugungu by tribe serving his 3rd term in parliament representing the people Buliisa county on an independent ticket told journalists that since Uganda was declared as a republic in 1960’s no single (” Munyoro candidate”) from Bunyoro region has ever shown interest for the presidential seat yet other regions have on several times field candidates for presidency such as Buganda, Acholi ,Lango, Busoga among others.
He says the regions which is currently rich with oil and redound with abundance of natural resource has never had a president , a vice president , prime minister and a speaker of parliament saying that by hook or crook Bunyoro will have a presidential candidate on the ballot paper in 2026 general elections if we are to have a transformed region.
Muktale says if Banyoro are well positioned can field a candidate for presidency and win the election , calling upon leaders and people in the region to unite and work hard for development and eradicate poverty.