MPIGI. The wife of Australian-based Ugandan cardiologist Dr Aggrey Kiyingi has given up her bid to contest for the Mawokota South Member of Parliament seat in a bid to drum up support for her husband’s presidential bid.
Ms Galiemaya Kiyingi said she needed ample time to concentrate on her husband’s campaign ahead of the forthcoming elections in 2016. Ms Kiyingi, an economist, had indicated she would contest for the Mawokota South seat disclosed to Daily Monitor in a telephone interview last Sunday that she needed to offer her husband a shoulder and can only do that if she gave up her own political ambition.
“I will not be able to concentrate on my personal campaigns for the Mawokota South parliamentary seat since I will be helping my husband with his presidential campaigns,” she said.
“At the moment, my husband needs my full support and undivided attention. I will give him all the support and time he needs. So I will not contest for MP so as to gather support for him.”
Ms Kiyingi is said to have contributed about Shs500m towards mobilisation for support of her husband’s presidential campaign.
She has two children with the cardiologist.