HOIMA – President Yoweri Museveni has urged Bunyoro to shun the opposition, saying they have no agenda for Uganda.
While campaigning for Ms Businge Mugenyi, the NRM flag bearer in the Hoima by-elections on the last day of the campaigns on Tuesday, the President said with all the development Hoima District and the entire sub-region have undergone under his regime, there is no need for an alternative government.
“I have come to ask you to vote an NRM candidate because NRM has its achievements that can be seen. I get surprised to hear that the opposition is asking you for votes. What have they done? Nothing. A person who has never done anything comes to ask votes from you?” Mr Museveni wondered.
As the country prepares to carry out primary elections to elect their next political leaders, for the forthcoming general elections in 2021, President Museveni said it is healthy for NRM candidates to compete in primaries to help the party select the best candidate who can deliver.
“But the opposition coming to compete with NRM, what will they say with all these developments we have done. This lady would be unopposed” Museveni said.
NRM’s Businge Mugenyi is in a stiff contest with Ms Asinansi Nyakato, a joint opposition candidate for the Hoima Woman MP By-elections.
According to Mr Museveni, a look at the NRM achievements would make the election easy and clear because NRM achievements are very glaring.
“You can see how Hoima has developed. You who are near the border with DRC you know the importance of peace. You see several Congolese fleeing their country because of insecurity and they come here because we have peace” Museveni said.
Speaking on the achievements of NRM Government, he said NRM has industrialised Uganda which has created jobs for Ugandans, provided free primary and secondary education, constructed roads, an international airport in Hoima, immunized children, discovered oil which previous failed to do, promoted unity, wealth, peace, unity and development.
He said the influx of people from other region and countries is a blessing because African are running to Uganda in search of peace.
“This shows you how your country is sweet. People are coming from other countries because of our peace. People who are looking for employment and business opportunities are coming here” he said.
He promised to address the cause of land disputes in Bunyoro region the way he resolved the land crisis that erupted in Buliisa district between the indigenous Bagungu and the emigrant pastoralists.
The people of Hoima will be voting on Thursday to elect new woman MP after the incumbent MP Ms Tophas Kaahwa Byagira resigned her post and opted to represent Kikuube district that was curved out of Hoima district.