KAMPALA – Col Fred Mwesigye, the incumbent Nyabushozi MP, has claimed that his NRM flag for the parliamentary seat was snatched at gunpoint by mafia.
Col Mwesigye, a Bush War hero, opted not to stand in the election re-run ordered by the NRM electoral commission, claiming that he had already been declared flag bearer after his main rival, Wilson Kajwengye, had earlier pulled out of a re-run of the polls in 28 villages where there was massive rigging.
As a result, Kajwengye was declared winner of the second re-run while Mwesigye opted not to contest as an independent.
And on Sunday, Mwesigye took to his facebook page to condemn what he said was mafia seeking to assassinate him politically.
“Dearest members allow me to thank you greatly for your passionate support and let me assure you what separates people is not the presence or absence of difficulty, but how they deal with the inevitable difficulties of life,” he said.
“It takes powerful mental toughness to come out of difficulties not weakened but strengthened and apply the lessons learnt from experience. My NRM flag was snatched at gunpoint in a bloody coup where the Mafias tried to politically assassinate me but failed. Am very strong, trying to evaluate and will soon come out with the way forward. But one thing is that the flag is not cast in stone. It can be withdrawn any time. Thank you once again and God bless you all,” he added.