As Majority of the longest serving ministers and members of parliament lost in the just concluded parliamentary elections, those who survived speak out on how they made it. One of the ministers who has been in parliament for more than two terms Ruth Nankabirwa says although the election process was too tough, including her being challenged for over stay, she explains that her success was a result of using her office to fullfil the pledge made by Government. Nankabirwa also says that she explained to the constituents that the president they support had served longer than her.
Those long serving ministers and MPs who lost include Lubaga South MP John Ken Lukyamuzi, Minister of defense Crispus Kiyonga, Geoffrey Ekanya Tororo county, Rujumbura County MP also Information minister Jim Muhwezi, Ruhinda County MP also Justice and constitutional affairs minister, Kahinda Otafire, Rubanda west MP also Minister of State for Investment Henry Banyenzaki, former vice president Gilbert Bukenya and Veteran politician and First Deputy Prime Minister Henry Muganwa Kajura who has been in cabinet since 1989.
Some longest serving Ministers and MPs who survived and will be serving their fourth term are Minister of disaster preparedness and Refugees Hirary Onek, Ruth Nankabirwa, Vice president Edward Sekandi, Elijah Okupa, Cecilia Ogwal and Speaker Kadaga; these two have been in parliament since the Constituency assembly.