KAMPALA – The Kabale district Chairman LCV-elect Nshangabashe Neleson has lauded among others Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda for naturing him into political career.
Nshangabashe is among the over 60% winners that NRM managed to scoop in the just concluded local council elections.
“I was guided by Rt Hon PM of Uganda Ndugu Ruhakana Rugunda, Hon Minister Shem Bageine and Hon Minister David Bahati to join politics and good behavior,” he told PML Daily on phone.
The 43-year-old district boss has also said that he succeeded because of democracy and good governance by President Yoweri Museveni. “I salute him and the party.”
Nshangabashe’s political journey
He was chairman LC1 and LCII for Rushebeya cell, Karujanga parish respectively. He also served as General Secretary NRM Rubaya sub county, party mobolizer greater Kabale (Rukiga, Rubanda and Kabale districts). He was mayor Katuna Town council.
Back in school, Nshangabashe was a class monitor from Primary 1 to 4, Head Boy from p4 to p7, Foods Captain from Senior 3 to 4 and Head Boy from S5 to S6.
“I fear God and I put him number one in whatever I’m doing,” he said, adding that “I’m very social and down to earth but fanatic to movement.”
According to Electoral Commission, from the 134 out of 146 districts, 23 are independents representing 17.2% majority of which are NRM leaning. NUP had 11 seats which is 8.2%, FDC 7 seats which translates into 5.2%, UPC 5 seats which is 3.7%, DP 2 seats which is 1.5% and ANT 1 seat which is 0.7%.
In the special interest groups’ parliamentary elections, NRM won over 80% of the 20 seats.
Additionally, NRM swept all the five seats for elder persons representatives in Parliament. The party also took three of the five Workers MP seat and the two were taken by independents. The party also won four of the five representatives for Persons with Disabilities, the fifth seat was taken by an Independnet candidate.