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Elioda only in NRM because of money! Besigye slams NRM candidate as Sheema election heats up

Ex-FDC party president Dr. Kizza Besigye while campaigning for flag bearer, Ms Virginia Plan Mugyenyi, has slammed Elioda Tumwesigye from being in NRM because of money (PML Daily Photo)

SHEEMA – Opposition leader Dr.Kizza Besigye has said the NRM candidate for Sheema Municipality parliamentary seat, Dr Elioda Tumwesigye, is only in NRM because of money and lacks the inner love for the party.

While campaigning for FDC candidate Plan Virginia Mugyenyi in Kashozi Division, Sheema Municipality, on Saturday, Dr Besigye said he was the soul and life of NRM before President Museveni spoilt everything.

“There is nobody in this country who can love President Museveni and NRM party to my extent. I left my fatty job in 1980 and I surrendered the whole of my life because of Museveni and remember he had nothing to give me at that time because he was poor. But these Eliodas and his friends who put on yellow are after money and jobs but not inner love. That’s why they are loud speakers of Mr Museveni,” Dr Besigye told a mammoth crowd.

The four-time presidential candidate also ridiculed the achievements of NRM, saying the ruling party no longer has any agenda for the country.

President Museveni joins Elioda Tumwesigye, the NRM party flag bearer in Sheema Municipality MP campaigns Thurday 19th July (PPU Photo)

“The NRM government works under the opposition’s pressure. Last time I had Mr Museveni lying to you that he no longer thinks about people of Buhweju District because they voted Hon.Mwijukye Francis of FDC, he even intimidated you that if you don’t vote NRM members you won’t get services. Now hear this, when Mwijukye bought an Ambulance for his people, the Government quickly bought two Ambulances for Buhweju. Since 1986 Mr Museveni has never appointed a resident District Commissioner (RDC) for Buhweju, but in the last reshuffle Buhweju produced two RDCs. He lied to you that he (Museveni) is relaxed but in actual sense he spends sleepless nights because of opposition in Buhweju,” Dr Besigye told the cheering supporters.

“Recently when Plan Virginia revealed that she will clear all municipality roads, last week the government brought tractors and cleared Migyina, Karera and Kihunda roads. So since they work under our pressure, vote Virginia Mugyenyi and you obtain more services in a short time,” he added.

Seven candidates in the race for the election that will take place on July 27. They are Ms Mugyenyi (FDC), Dr Tumwesigye (NRM), and Independents Mesarch Katusiime, Ambrose Mwesigye, Jonas Tumwine, Raymond Akankwasa and Ben Ruyombya.

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