Museveni threatens suicide to non NRM voters
KAMPALA (DAILY MONITOR) – President Museveni has said that parliament is like a bus park where everyone comes simply to talk but the actual service delivery and allocation of resources do not take place there thus electing a person who does not belong to the ruling NRM is suicide to electorates.
He said this at Ruhaama Sub County playground on Tuesday while campaigning for Mr Moses Kahima, the NRM party candidate in the Ruhaama County by-election.
Citing the example of his wife’s 10 years’ tenure in Parliament, Mr Museveni said she continuously lobbied and reminded him about the need for services in the county. According to the president, without such a Member of Parliament who sits on “the NRM table” where division of resourced and allocation is done, there can never be real development in constituencies.
“Parliament is just like a place for all, to talk. It’s like a bus park but real things are allocated somewhere else. If you look for an independent, he will never reach [me],” President Museveni said referring to how Mr Augustine Ruzindana (FDC) reportedly failed to develop the constituency in his tenure before the First Lady, Janet Museveni was elected to replace him.
“All we have done here has been a result of continuous lobbying because you sent a person who reminds me when we are at the serving table,” Mr Museveni said before promising to work on the Ntungamo Mirama hills road, electricity extension, water sources construction among other projects.
“At times when we go into elections, people tend to go astray. They forget why there are elections. It’s about people who can serve better; people who can bring services. Here you have a big example, you spent time with my young brother Ruzindana (Augustine), because he was in the other house away, he could not do anything.”
Mr Museveni added: “But later, you came up with this old woman (Janet) I don’t know where you got her from. She now became a problem to me over the road. I almost went to Butabika over this woman. I almost went mad, we were making other roads but she could not understand why Ruhaama was not coming first, before we did it. She was a big problem. You know how it is hard to defy someone you sleep with, someone you come with from the same village. All we have done here has been a result of her continuous demands.”