Renowned Gospel artist cum Politician, Judith Babirye is in hot soup, The Ugandan Wire has learned. The Buikwe district woman MP may have landed herself the hottest challenger to her Parliamentary seat in the names of her own co-wife. The woman whose husband she snatched.
Nalongo Lukia Ntale, the first wife of Buikwe County North MP Paul Musoke Sebulime, is reportedly consulting to stand for Buikwe district woman MP, a seat occupied by Judith Babirye. Lukia wants to drive Babirye out of reach of her husband, parliament and Buikwe, leaving her no gap to ever see them again. Her campaign agents say no woman is better suited to defeat Babirye than Lukia who’s likely to attract sympathy of married women voters.
Nalongo Lukia’s claim to fame was when she recorded a video of herself, calling for help as Sebulime and Babirye prepared their marriage on June 27, 2018. She said her husband had turned against her and their children, including a set of twins. Babirye blundered when she responded, sounding not bothered by Lukia’s tears.
The cause of rift in Babirye and Sebulime relationship is said to have started after the husband started frequenting Lukia’s home in Luzira, explaining that he had gone to see children. Babirye apparently wasn’t happy with the arrangement since she wanted Sebulime for herself.
It’s also claimed that Sebulime could have realized that his marriage to Babirye made him less popular back home and could hurt his re-election in 2021, while pro Lukia voters were gaining ground.